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Cruz, G., Pirilä, M., Matějová, L., Ainassaari, K., Solis, J., Fajgar, R., Šolcová, O., Keiski, R. (2018) Two Unconventional Precursors to Produce ZnCl2 -Based Activated Carbon for Water Treatment Applications. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 41 (8), 1649-1659. doi:10.1002/ceat.201800150

Two unconventional precursors to produce ZnCl2‐based activated carbon for water treatment applications

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Author: Francisco Cruz, Gerardo Juan1; Pirilä, Minna2; Matějová, Lenka3,4;
Organizations: 1Universidad Nacional de Tumbes, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Laboratorio de Análisis Ambiental, Tumbes, Perú
2University of Oulu, Faculty of Technology, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Oulu, Finland
3Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, Prague, Czech Republic
4VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Institute of Environmental Technology, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
5Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Facultad de Ciencias, Laboratorio de Materiales Funcionales, Lima, Perú
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018102939000
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-07-20
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Abstract

Two unconventional raw materials, the seeds from Spondias purpurea L. (red mombin) and Inga edulis (ice cream bean), were characterized and used as precursors to produce good‐quality zinc chloride‐activated carbons for potential use in water treatment applications. The red mombin seed was significantly more porous than the ice cream bean seed, while the activated carbons prepared from red mombin seed and ice cream bean seeds showed both a very well‐established microporous‐mesoporous structure. Equilibrium as well as kinetic adsorption experiments were conducted with methylene blue, methyl orange, and As(V). It was revealed that both seeds are unconventional, renewable, cheap, and suitable agro‐precursors for production of activated carbons with potential application in wastewater treatment.

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Series: Chemical engineering & technology
ISSN: 0930-7516
ISSN-E: 1521-4125
ISSN-L: 0930-7516
Volume: 41
Issue: 8
Pages: 1649 - 1659
DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201800150
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1002/ceat.201800150
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 215 Chemical engineering
116 Chemical sciences
218 Environmental engineering
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Funding: The National University of Tumbes provided important financial support (Proyecto Canon, Resolución No. 0722‐2014/UNT‐R). The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovación Tecnológica (CONCYTEC) in Peru (joint project reg. No. 002/PE/2012) are gratefully recognized for their support. The Academy of Finland is acknowledged for research funding to the AdMatU project (DNo: 269631) from the Development funds. The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) is acknowledged for the funding of the HYMEPRO project (DNo: 845/31/2011).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 269631
Detailed Information: 269631 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cruz, G., Pirilä, M., Matějová, L., Ainassaari, K., Solis, J., Fajgar, R., Šolcová, O., Keiski, R. (2018) Two Unconventional Precursors to Produce ZnCl2 -Based Activated Carbon for Water Treatment Applications. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 41 (8), 1649-1659. doi:10.1002/ceat.201800150, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201800150. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.