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]



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)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
ID Code:10729
Deposited By: Dr Suriati Sufian
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:47
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 23:47

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