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Comparative Analysis of Adsorption of Methylene Blue Dye Using Carbon from Palmkernel Shell Activated by Different Activating Agents

Sanni, Samuel Eshorame and Adeeyo, O.A. and Efeovbokhan, Vincent Enon and Ojewumi, M. E. and Ayoola, A. A. and Ogunbiyi, A. and Emetere, Moses (2016) Comparative Analysis of Adsorption of Methylene Blue Dye Using Carbon from Palmkernel Shell Activated by Different Activating Agents. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Activated carbon was produced from palm-kernel shell using NaOH and KOH solutions as the activating agents. The same was tested to determine its adsorptive capacity and efficiency using methylene blue solution. Particle sizes of the produced carbon were in the range of 600 – 2000 μm. The adsorption process was carried out at two different temperatures using methylene blue as adsorbate. It was observed that adsorption of methylene blue dye using carbon activated impregnated with KOH gave better result than with NaOH. Based on the adsorption parameters obtained, the process was found to be better described by the Freundlich adsorption isotherm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activated carbon; palm-kernel shell; adsorptive capacity; efficiency; activating agents
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 10:20
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 10:20
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6652

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