Methylene Blue Dye Adsorption to Durian Shell Activated Carbon

Abd Latib, Erny Haslina and Mustfha, Melissa Suraya and Sufian, Suriati and Ku Shaari, Ku Zilati (2014) Methylene Blue Dye Adsorption to Durian Shell Activated Carbon. [Citation Index Journal]

[thumbnail of KEM.594-595.350.pdf]

Download (1MB) | Preview


A low cost adsorbent for waste water treatment can be achieved by producing an activated
carbon from agriculture waste. In this research work, the activated carbons were prepared from durian
shell using the physical and chemical activation at different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide
followed by carbonization at high temperature under the flow of nitrogen gas. The produced activated carbon was characterized to obtain the physical and chemical properties. The adsorption of methylene blue dye has been studied in this experiment and the results showed that the efficiency of dye removal was increased for the treated durian shell as compare to the untreated one. It is found that 99% of methylene blue has been removed using durian shell activated carbon (DShAC) that treated at the conditions 0.6M H2O2 at 700°C for 30 minutes.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Suriati Sufian
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 23:47
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 23:47

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item