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Comparison of the Adsorptive Capacity of Raw Materials in Malting Activated Carbon Filter for Purification of Polluted Water for Drinking

Inegbenebor, A. I. and Inegbenebor, A.O. and Bayo, Henry. I (2012) Comparison of the Adsorptive Capacity of Raw Materials in Malting Activated Carbon Filter for Purification of Polluted Water for Drinking. ARPN Journal of Science and Technology, 2 (9). pp. 754-760. ISSN 2225-7217

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Abstract

A comparative work was carried out to ascertain adsorptive capacity of raw materilus in making activated carbon filter for ' , purification of polluted water for drinking. Three raw materials were chosen for this W,ork, they are palm kernel shells, coconut shells and bamboo. The raw materials were carbonized and then activated in a design~d and constructed anaerobic furnace at a temperature of 1000°C in the presence of steam to get a high mechanical resistance car~on. The adsQrptive properties determined for the activated carbon of the raw materials are hardness, ash content, apparent den~ity, porosity, iodine value and methylene blue. To test for the adsorptive capacity of the materials, muddy water from a pond\ in an industrial area where effluents are discharged was collected and analyzed for physical and chemical properties. There aft~r the muddy water was filtered with the activated carbon made from the raw materials. The filtrated water was further subjected to analysis. Results of Laboratory-Scale experiments and assessment of the entire process showed palm kernel shells activated Farbon to be the most effective for water purification followed by coconut shell and bamboo respectively

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Purifzcatwn; Actillllted carbon filter; Palm kernel; Cocoanut Shell; Bamboo adsorptivf capacity; Drinking Water
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 12:44
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 12:44
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4573

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