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Production of High Surface Area Activated Carbon from Coconut Husk

  • Paul R. Armstrong (a1), Zachary J. Morchesky (a2), Dustin T. Hess (a3), Kofi W. Adu (a1) (a4), David. K. Essumang (a5), Joseph K. Tufour (a5), Joseph E. Koranteng-Addo (a5), Kwasi Opoku-Boadu (a5) and Samuel Y. Mensah (a6)...

Abstract

We present preliminary results on a processing protocol by chemical activation that transforms organic waste product such as coconut husk into high surface area activated carbon. Dried raw materials of the coconut husk were carbonized anaerobically into char. The char was impregnated with KOH of different ratios and were activated at 800°C and 900°C. The transmission electron microscope was used to acquire structural and morphological information of the activated carbon, and the surface area and porosity analysis were performed using Micromeritics ASAP 2020 analyzer. The activated carbons show both micropores and mesopores with specific surface area as high as 2900m2/g.

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Production of High Surface Area Activated Carbon from Coconut Husk

  • Paul R. Armstrong (a1), Zachary J. Morchesky (a2), Dustin T. Hess (a3), Kofi W. Adu (a1) (a4), David. K. Essumang (a5), Joseph K. Tufour (a5), Joseph E. Koranteng-Addo (a5), Kwasi Opoku-Boadu (a5) and Samuel Y. Mensah (a6)...

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