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Research article 12 Feb 2018

Research article | 12 Feb 2018

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This discussion paper is a preprint. It has been under review for the journal Drinking Water Engineering and Science (DWES). The revised manuscript was not accepted.

Removal of Dyes from Simulated Wastewater using Low Cost Activated Carbon Derived from Date Pits

Salam A. Mohammed1, Fazal Mabood2, Warda Abdlatef1, Iman Wadi1, Emad Yousif3, and Ali Abd Ali3 Salam A. Mohammed et al.
  • 1Department of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Architecture, University of Nizwa, 616 Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
  • 2Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Nizwa, 616 Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
  • 3Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract. There have been a lot of concerns regarding the pollution in aquatic resources. Since then, there has been a remarkable scientific work in order to remove all sorts of pollutants and offer a reasonably clean environment. In this effort, we show synthesis and characterization of activated carbon (AC) from date pits by various thermal treatments and two different porosities. Furthermore, we demonstrate the removal of four hazardous dyes from simulated waste water via adsorption using three packed bed column as semi batch process. The adsorption experiments demonstrated smooth running flow for the threated water and good removal efficiency for all dyes with some variations. These variations will be adequately displayed and discussed.

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Activated carbon has been produced using Microwave and ordinary furnace. Multi packed adsorption bed of AC was used as semi continuous to treat organic simulated waste water. high adsorption rate was demonstrated by AC generated by the microwave method in compare with the second type.
Activated carbon has been produced using Microwave and ordinary furnace. Multi packed adsorption...
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