Production and characterization of activated carbon from wood wastes

A. P. Ramirez, S. Giraldo, M. Ulloa, E. Flórez, N. Y. Acelas

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© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Cedarwood (Cedrela Angustifolia) and teak (Tectona Grandis) woods are typically used for furniture manufacture because they have high durability, are light and easy to work. During these manufacturing process, large amount of these wastes is generated causing disposal environmental problems. In this paper, the residual wastes (sawdust) of Cedar (C) and Teak (T) are transformed into an activated material. The chemical composition of both biomass (C and T) was determinate by TGA (Thermogravimetric Analysis). Activated materials were characterized in surface area following the BET (Brunauer, Emmett and Teller) method, morphology using SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) and to know their functional groups a FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) analysis was done. Their adsorption capacity was evaluated by removal of Methylene Blue (MB) and Congo Red (CR) from aqueous solutions.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 29 Dec 2017
EventJournal of Physics: Conference Series -
Duration: 29 Dec 2017 → …


ConferenceJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Period29/12/17 → …

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