Removal of aromatic hydrocarbons from water by activated carbon from apricot stones

Bilyana Petrova, Temenuzhka Budinova, Boyko Tsyntsarski, Viktor Kochkodan, Zina Shkavro, Nartzislav Petrov

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Abstract

Production of carbon adsorbent from agricultural waste (apricot stones) and its application for water purification from organic pollutants are investigated in the paper. Activated carbon (AC) is prepared by pyrolysis of the biomass materials at 700 °C in a flow of steam. Steam pyrolysis is a process, which creates both energy liquid and gaseous products, as well as high-grade activated carbons. The produced AC as solid product is used for removal of phenol and p-nitrophenol. It was found that the adsorption capacity is 152. mg/g for phenol and 179. mg/g for nitrophenol. An hybrid adsorptive-membrane purification of water from phenol is performed, and it is established that this combination considerably increases the effectiveness of the water purification from phenol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-264
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Volume165
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Phenol
aromatic hydrocarbon
Activated carbon
Phenols
activated carbon
phenol
Purification
Water
Steam
pyrolysis
Pyrolysis
Nitrophenols
water
Agricultural wastes
Organic pollutants
organic pollutant
Adsorbents
purification

Keywords

  • Activated carbon (apricot stones)
  • Adsorption
  • Nanofiltration
  • P-Nitrophenol
  • Phenol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Removal of aromatic hydrocarbons from water by activated carbon from apricot stones. / Petrova, Bilyana; Budinova, Temenuzhka; Tsyntsarski, Boyko; Kochkodan, Viktor; Shkavro, Zina; Petrov, Nartzislav.

In: Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 165, No. 1, 15.11.2010, p. 258-264.

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Petrova, Bilyana ; Budinova, Temenuzhka ; Tsyntsarski, Boyko ; Kochkodan, Viktor ; Shkavro, Zina ; Petrov, Nartzislav. / Removal of aromatic hydrocarbons from water by activated carbon from apricot stones. In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 2010 ; Vol. 165, No. 1. pp. 258-264.
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