Synthesis, characterisation, and adsorption evaluation of carbon-natural-zeolite composites

Shukla, Pradeep R., Wang, Shaobin, Ang, H. Ming and Tadé, Moses O. (2009). Synthesis, characterisation, and adsorption evaluation of carbon-natural-zeolite composites. In: Chemeca 2008. Proceedings. Chemeca 2008: Australian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, (245-250). 28 September-1 October, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.apt.2009.02.006

Author Shukla, Pradeep R.
Wang, Shaobin
Ang, H. Ming
Tadé, Moses O.
Title of paper Synthesis, characterisation, and adsorption evaluation of carbon-natural-zeolite composites
Conference name Chemeca 2008: Australian Conference on Chemical Engineering
Conference location Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 28 September-1 October, 2008
Proceedings title Chemeca 2008. Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Advanced Powder Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/j.apt.2009.02.006
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISSN 0921-8831
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 245
End page 250
Total pages 6
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Natural zeolite is well known for the removal of heavy metals and has wide spread applications, however it has a negligible adsorption capacity for organic contaminants from aqueous solution. Several composites of carbon and natural zeolite with varying amounts of carbon were synthesised as prospective adsorbents to adsorb organic contaminants from waste water. The composites were prepared by saturating a natural zeolite with carbon precursor (furfural alcohol) and then carbonised at 800 °C in inert atmosphere. The structure and properties of the composites were characterised using various techniques such as XRD, FT-IR, FT-Raman, SEM and TEM. In phenol adsorption tests, adsorption isotherm indicated an enhanced adsorption of phenol on the composites as compared with the natural zeolite. It was also showed that the adsorption increased with increase in carbon content of the composite. The equilibrium data were modelled with the Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin and Smith models.
Keyword Natural zeolite
Carbon composite
Phenol adsorption
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Erratum: DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2009.09.006

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
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