Phenol adsorption from wastewater using cashew nut shells as adsorbent

Kulkarni, Kartik and Varsha, Sudheer and Girish, C R (2018) Phenol adsorption from wastewater using cashew nut shells as adsorbent. International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), 7 (3). pp. 966-969. ISSN 2227-524X

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Abstract

The potential of agricultural waste cashew nut shells as an adsorbent for removing phenol from wastewater is presented in this paper. The adsorbent was treated with 3M sulphuric acid in order to improve the properties. The experimental parameters such as adsorbent dosage, concentration and temperature were optimized with response surface methodology (RSM). The isotherm data were tested with different isotherm models and it obeyed Freundlich Isotherm showing the multilayer adsorption. The kinetic data satisfied pseudo-first order kinetic model. The maximum adsorption capacity was calculated to be 35.08 mg/g proving the capability of cashew nut shells for removing phenol from wastewater

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phenol; Optimization; Cashew Nut Shells; Isotherm; Kinetics.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 11:08
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 11:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151511

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