Activated Carbon from Brazilian Babassu Nutshell using Physical Route and Microwave Radiation
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- Activated charcoal, Adsorption, Microwave oven, Uv-Vis
The Activated charcoal - AC is a carbonaceous material with high carbon content in its structure, it can be obtained from biomaterials such as: coconut shell, wood, bamboo, etc. Its pores are highly developed, have high adsorption capacity and have a microcrystalline form capable of selectively purifying liquids or gases. All the ACs have micro, meso and macro pores in their structure, but the relative proportion depends on the precursor and production process. In carrying out this work, activated carbon was produced from the charcoal of the babassu endocarp prepared via microwave radiation. The physical activation process took place in the atmosphere of CO2 via microwave radiation at room temperature 235 °C and activation time corresponding to 50 minutes. The characterizations of the AC were performed with the following techniques: Scanning electron microscopy - SEM; Surface area analysis - BET and porosity; Thermogravimetric analysis - TGA; Analyzes of methylene blue adsorption in the region UV-Vis. The data obtained in this research shows that babassu activated carbon produced at low temperatures and high activation time has better methylene blue adsorption characteristics than AC produced at high temperatures and less time.
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TY - CONF AU - Maria de Fatima Salgado AU - Nadson de Jesus da Silva Trindade AU - Jailson dos Santos Silva AU - Vicente Galber Viana AU - Adekunle Moshood Abioye AU - Farid Nasir Ani PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/22 TI - Activated Carbon from Brazilian Babassu Nutshell using Physical Route and Microwave Radiation BT - Proceedings of the International Seminar of Science and Applied Technology (ISSAT 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 59 EP - 65 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.201221.012 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.201221.012 ID - Salgado2020 ER -