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Lahti R., Bergna D., Romar H., Tuuttila T., Hu T., Lassi U., 2017, Physico-chemical properties and use of waste biomass-derived activated carbons, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 57, 43-48 DOI: 10.3303/CET1757008

Physico-chemical properties and use of waste biomass-derived activated carbons

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Author: Lahti, Riikka1,2; Bergna, Davide1,2; Romar, Henrik1,2;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry, P.O.Box 3000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
2University of Jyvaskyla, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, Applied Chemistry, P.O.Box 567, FI-67101 Kokkola, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Italian Association of Chemical Engineering, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-09-07


Activated carbons are widely used in different industrial processes for example as adsorbents or as support materials. Advantageously these carbons can be prepared from residual or waste biomass materials. Different raw material type and activation procedure plays an important role in the physico-chemical characteristics of activated carbon e.g. surface area, porosity and pore distribution. In this study, activated carbon has been prepared from lignocellulosic waste materials (e.g. saw dust, lignin residue) and characterized by a number of methods. Further, adsorption properties of carbons were evaluated. Adsorption capacity of dyes and metals was high (methylene blue dye 86 % and zinc metal 97 % removal) onto prepared activated carbons.

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Series: Chemical engineering transactions
ISSN: 1974-9791
ISSN-E: 2283-9216
ISSN-L: 1974-9791
ISBN Print: 978-88-95608- 48-8
Volume: 57
Pages: 43 - 48
DOI: 10.3303/CET1757008
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
Funding: The authors acknowledge the EU/European Regional Development Fund, Leverage from the EU program (within project nr. A71029) for financial support.
Copyright information: © 2017 , AIDIC Servizi S.r.l. Published in this repository with kind permission from publisher.