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In situ assessment of degradable carbon effusion for industrial waste water treatment

Fayomi, O. S. I and Olukanni, D. O. and Fayomi, G.U. and Joseph, O. O (2017) In situ assessment of degradable carbon effusion for industrial waste water treatment. Cogent Engineering, 4. pp. 1-7.

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The need for safe and economical methods for wastewater purification has necessitated this research. Blends of different peels: Potato-, apple- and pineapples-peels (PAP-peels) were impregnated with aqueous solutions of ZnCl2 following the variant of the incipient wetness method for activation of activated carbon (AC). Scanning Electron Microscope with attached energy dispersive spectrometer, Atomic Adsorption Spectrometry and Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer equipment were used for the characterization of the AC produced. The result shows that PAP-peels derived ACs had micro porous characteristics. The study revealed that these new combined adsorbents materials are inexpensive, easily available and they have applications for the removal of Cu, Pb and Cr contained in industrial effluents

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: wastewater; activated carbon; potato-peel; apple-peel; pineapple-peel; SEM
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 07:54
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 07:54

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