activated carbon

Physico-Chemical and Sorptive Properties of Nanocomposites Based on Zirconium Oxide

Nanocomposites “activated carbon–zirconium(IV) oxide” were synthesized by homogeneous precipitation. The obtained samples were characterized by X-ray analysis and electron microscopy. The chemical composition of the nanocomposites was determined by the thermal analysis. Sorption properties were determined. The degree of phosphate ions removal was almost 97 %.

Innovative Method for Reduction of Mild Steel Corrosion in Water by Activated Carbon from Ocimum Tenuiflorum

The activated carbon prepared from the bark of Ocimum Tenuiflorum reduces the amount of dissolved oxygen (DO) present in distilled water, which in turn reduces the rate of corrosion. The effects of DO, temperature and pH on the rate of mild steel corrosion were discussed. The inhibition efficiency of corrosion on mild steel was estimated by weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The inhibition efficiency increases with increase in temperature, pH and the mass of activated carbon.

Synthesis of Activated Carbon from Cocos Nucifera Leaves Agrowaste by Chemical Activation Method

Activated carbon from Cocos nucifera leaves agrowaste was derived. The effect of impregnation ratio was studied by chemical activation method using phosphoric acid as an activating agent. Activated carbon was produced at the activation temperature of 673 K by slow pyrolysis. Nitrogen adsorption isotherms study was performed. Effect of impregnation ratio on the yield, methylene blue number, iodine number, and acid adsorption was studied. The FT-IR spectra show the presence of activated carbon. The TGA investigation reveals that activated carbon is thermally stable at 723 K.