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Scavenging of phenolic compounds from aqueous waste using magnetic nanoparticles activated carbon prepared from date seed

Author Affiliations

  • 1CIMFR Nagpur Unit-II, 17/C-Telenkhedi area, Civil Lines, Nagpur-440001, MS, India
  • 2CIMFR Nagpur Unit-II, 17/C-Telenkhedi area, Civil Lines, Nagpur-440001, MS, India
  • 3Hislop College, Civil Lines, Nagpur, MS, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (4), Pages 18-27, April,2 (2017)


Phenol and its derivatives constitute a group of pollutants that are present in industrial and domestic wastewater and carcinogenic in nature. Adsorption on Magnetic nanoparticles activated carbon (MNAC) has emerged an efficient and economically viable technology for removal of toxic phenolic compounds from domestic and industrial wastewater. In the present study activated carbon (AC) is prepared from date seed using KOH in a modified muffle furnace. The magnetic nanoparticles activated carbon (MNAC) is prepared by combining this activated carbon with magnetic nanoparticles developed by coprecipitation method. A variety of techniques such as N2-BET surface area, SEM, FT-IR, XRD, TEM, pH pzc and VSM were used to characterize the structure, morphology and magnetic performance of MNAC. The N2-BET surface area of the MNAC (894 m2g-1) is found lesser than the prepared AC (2298 m2g-1). A broad peak at 2&


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