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Optimization of preparation conditions of activated carbon from agriculture waste utilizing factorial design

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Isoda, Noemia [1] ; Rodrigues, Raphael [1] ; Silva, Andreia [1] ; Goncalves, Maraisa [1] ; Mandelli, Dalmo [1] ; Figueiredo, Flavia Camargo A. [1] ; Carvalho, Wagner Alves [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed ABC, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Powder Technology; v. 256, p. 175-181, APR 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 17

In this work, activated carbon (AC) was prepared from rice husk by chemical activation. AC was prepared using factorial design as a statistical tool to facilitate the process and to reach results that would not be possible changing one variable at a time. AC characterizations were performed by N-2 adsorption/desorption and surface group titulation. Some AC was obtained with high surface area, up to 1593 m(2) g(-1), high mesopore volume, up to 1.22 cm(3) g(-1) and surface acids, up to 4.4 mmol g(-1). These characteristics are very important for AC application such as adsorption or acid catalysis. With this work, we were able to conclude that it is possible to prepare activated carbon from rice husk with high surface area, mesoporosity and surface acid groups, using factorial design as an efficient tool to plan the experiments. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/14626-3 - Catalytic convertion of glycerol in liquid and vapor phase to products of higher commercial value
Grantee:Wagner Alves Carvalho
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/22264-4 - Utilization of lignocelulosic and glycerol wastes for production of catalysts with acidic properties
Grantee:Maraisa Gonçalves
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants