Removal of lead from aqueous solutions on palm shell activated carbon

Issabayeva, G.; Aroua, M.K.; Sulaiman, N.M.N. (2006) Removal of lead from aqueous solutions on palm shell activated carbon. Bioresource Technology, 97 (18). pp. 2350-2355. ISSN 0960-8524

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The performance of a commercially available palm shell based activated carbon to remove lead ions from aqueous solutions by adsorption was evaluated. The adsorption experiments were carried out at pH 3.0 and 5.0. The effect of malonic and boric acid presence on the adsorption of lead ions was also studied. Palm shell activated carbon showed high adsorption capacity for lead ions, especially at pH 5 with an ultimate uptake of 95.2 mg/g. This high uptake showed palm shell activated carbon as amongst the best adsorbents for lead ions. Boric acid presence did not affect significantly lead uptake, whereas malonic acid decreased it. The diffuse layer surface complexation model was applied to predict the extent of adsorption. The model prediction was found to be in concordance with the experimental values.

Item Type: Article
  1. Issabayeva, G.
  2. Aroua, M.K.(Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  3. Sulaiman, N.M.N.
Journal or Publication Title: Bioresource Technology
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorption; Boric acid; Lead; Malonic acid; Modeling; Palm shell carbon; Model predictions; Surface complexation; Activated carbon; Computer simulation; Forestry; pH effects; Solutions; Phase separation; adsorbent; carbon; pH; aqueous solution; article; priority journal; Arecaceae; Boric Acids; Charcoal; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Malonates; Models; Theoretical; Waste Disposal; Fluid; Separation.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 15:57
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 10:57

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