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Preparation of Bamboo Chars and Bamboo Activated Carbons to Remove Color and COD from Ink Wastewater

Articles

Journal/Conference:

WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH

Language:

English

Author:

Hata Motohide; Amano Yoshimasa; Thiravetyan Paitip

Experts:

Machida Motoi

Year:

2016

Volume:

88

Issue:

1

Pages:

87-96

Keywords:

bamboo; activated carbon; steam activation; wastewater; dye; adsorption

Bamboo chars and bamboo activated carbons prepared by steam activation were applied for ink wastewater treatment. Bamboo char at 800 degrees C was the best for the removal of color and chemical oxygen demand (COD) from ink wastewater compared to bamboo chars at 300 to 700 degrees C due to higher surface area and mesopore volume. Bamboo activated carbon at 600 degrees C (S600) was the best compared to bamboo activated carbon at 800 degrees C (S800), although S800 had larger surface area (1108 m(2)/g) than S600 (734 m(2)/g). S600 had higher mesopore volume (0.20 cm(3)/g) than S800 (0.16 cm(3)/g) and therefore achieved higher color and COD removal. All bamboo activated carbons showed higher color and COD removal efficiency than commercial activated carbon. In addition, S600 had the superior adsorption capacity for methylene blue (0.89 mmol/g). Therefore, bamboo is a suitable material to prepare adsorbents for removal of organic pollutants.