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The effect of plastic on performance of activated carbon and study on adsorption of methylene blue

  • Peiyong Ma (a1), Meina Ma (a1), Jinzhou Wu (a1), Yuzhi Qian (a2), Dongqiang Wu (a3) and Xianwen Zhang (a3)...

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Polypropylene plastic (PP) was chosen as additives for the preparation of activated carbon (AC), considering that PP promotes pore formation during the preparation of AC. When the addition ratio of PP was 20%, AC having a maximum specific surface area of 1916.1 m2/g was prepared. Fourier transform–infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis exhibited the types of functional groups on the surface of AC, such as–OH, C=O, C–C, and –CH. The SEM analysis revealed the formation of disordered pores over the AC. Furthermore, iodine value of the AC is 1460 mg/g. Additionally, adsorption test revealed the AC is suitable for adsorbing methylene blue (MB). The adsorption equilibrium data of MB onto AC were most suitable for Redlich–Peterson model. The maximum adsorption capacity of the single layer was 476.88 mg/g, indicating that AC has high adsorption capacity. The kinetic data fitted well with the pseudo-second-order model.

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The effect of plastic on performance of activated carbon and study on adsorption of methylene blue

  • Peiyong Ma (a1), Meina Ma (a1), Jinzhou Wu (a1), Yuzhi Qian (a2), Dongqiang Wu (a3) and Xianwen Zhang (a3)...

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