Modification of bio-char derived from fast pyrolysis of biomass and its application in removal of tetracycline from aqueous solution.

@article{Liu2012ModificationOB,
  title={Modification of bio-char derived from fast pyrolysis of biomass and its application in removal of tetracycline from aqueous solution.},
  author={Pei Liu and Wu-Jun Liu and Hong Jiang and Jie-Jie Chen and Wen-Wei Li and Han-Qing Yu},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={121},
  pages={235-40}
}
In this work, bio-char, a mass productive by-product of biomass fast pyrolysis, was adopted as an adsorbent to remove tetracycline (TC) from aqueous solution. To enhance the adsorption capacity, a simple modification of bio-char with acid and alkali was carried out. Bio-char samples were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherm. The results show that the alkali treated bio-char possesses larger… CONTINUE READING