A1 Journal article (refereed)
Zinc Adsorption by Activated Carbon Prepared from Lignocellulosic Waste Biomass (2019)

Tuomikoski, S., Kupila, R., Romar, H., Bergna, D., Kangas, T., Runtti, H., & Lassi, U. (2019). Zinc Adsorption by Activated Carbon Prepared from Lignocellulosic Waste Biomass. Applied Sciences, 9(21), Article 4583. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9214583

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All authors or editors: Tuomikoski, Sari; Kupila, Riikka; Romar, Henrik; Bergna, Davide; Kangas, Teija; Runtti, Hanna; Lassi, Ulla

Journal or series: Applied Sciences

eISSN: 2076-3417

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 9

Issue number: 21

Article number: 4583

Publisher: MDPI AG

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/app9214583

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67033


Sawdust was used as a precursor for the production of biomass-based activated carbon. Carbonization and activation are single-stage processes, and steam was used as a physical activation agent at 800 °C. The adsorption capacity towards zinc was tested, and the produced activated carbon proved effective and selectively adsorbent. The effects of pH, initial concentration, adsorbent dosage, time, temperature, and regeneration cycles were tested. The adsorption capacity obtained in this study was compared favorably to that of the materials reported in the literature. Several isotherms were applied to describe the experimental results, with the Sips isotherm having the best fit. Kinetic studies showed that the adsorption follows the Elovich kinetic model.

Keywords: lignocellulose; biomass (industry); adsorption; carbon; zinc

Free keywords: lignocellulosic biomass; adsorption; carbonization; adsorbent; zinc; regeneration

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Reporting Year: 2019

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