Fixed-bed adsorption of cephalexin onto walnut shell-based activated carbon

Authors: 
Ghadir Nazari, Hossein Abolghasemi, Mohamad Esmaieli

Ghadir Nazari-1, Hossein Abolghasemi-1,2, Mohamad Esmaieli-1

  1. University of Tehran, College of Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering Center for Separation Processes Modeling, P.O.Box 11365-4563, Tehran, Iran
  2. University of Tehran, Oil and Gas Center of Excellence, Tehran, Iran ghadir_nazari@alumni.ut.ac.ir
     

In this work activated carbon (AC) was used for the removal of cephalexin (CFX) from aqueous solution in a fixed-bed column. The breakthrough curves of the adsorption process of CFX on the walnut shell AC at different mass of the adsorbent, flow rate and initial CFX concentration were determined.

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