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Characteristics of granular activated carbon from UTM pilot plant

Mulop, Normah and Abdul Aziz, Ramlan and Ku Hamid, Ku Halim (1991) Characteristics of granular activated carbon from UTM pilot plant. In: Second Particulate Technology Conference PARTEC 91.



The granular activated carbon is produced from coconut shell. The pilot plant initially carbonizes the raw coconut shell to produce charcoal. The crushed charcoal is then converted to activated carbon. Factors that are affecting the activation process such as time of activation and size of particles forming the bed are varied. The characteristics of the activated carbon produced are determined by using standard tests and a scanning electron microscope is used to determine the surface structures. The results show that the pilot plant is able to produce a good quality activated carbon from agricultural waste.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:activated carbon, charcoal, coconut shell, granular activated carbon, UTM pilot plant
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5679
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:26 Jun 2008 06:41
Last Modified:25 Jul 2017 05:04

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