Comparing metals adsorption by carbon adsorbents

Comparing metals adsorption by carbon adsorbents

Evaluating absorption properties of different carbon adsorbents

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2012-02-29 )

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Pollution of the aquatic environment by heavy metals has detrimental effect on living species. In this work, novel carbon nano-materials (CNM) and commercial granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorbents were evaluated for removal of heavy metal matrix (Cu, Ni and Pb) from aqueous solution to meet Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia’s guideline. Results from the characterization of GAC and CNM showed that GAC had higher surface area and more functional groups. Optimum adsorption capacity of GAC and CNM were observed at pH 5 and 1 g/L dosage, while equilibrium adsorption conditions were generally noticed by 60 minutes of agitation at 100 rpm. The initial metal concentrations and functional groups on adsorbents were the major factors affecting the affinity of metals by both GAC and CNM.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-8484-1495-6

ISBN-10:

3848414953

EAN:

9783848414956

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Yusuf Onundi
Abdullah Al-Mamun
Ma’an Fami Al-Khatib

Number of pages:

188

Published on:

2012-02-29

Category:

Monographies