Acid Adsorption on the Activated Charcoal Synthesized from Low Cost Agricultural Waste under Varying Conditions

  title={Acid Adsorption on the Activated Charcoal Synthesized from Low Cost Agricultural Waste under Varying Conditions},
  author={P. Chaithra and K. Hemashree and Jathi Ishwara Bhat},
The activated charcoal (AC) was synthesized from banana leaf rim (BLR) through three activation methods; physical (BLRC), chemical (Z BLRC, zinc chloride) and microwave activation (MW BLRC). The AC was characterised using powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). The Z BLRC has better adsorbent character compared to BLRC or MW BLRC. Adsorption of acetic acid (AA) onto synthesized activated charcoals (BLRC, Z BLRC & MW BLRC) were performed. This… 

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