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Adsorption of aniline using novel mesoporous carbon nitride

Sam, Mei Shie and Lintang, Hendrik Oktendy and Sanagi, Mohd. Marsin and Lee, Siew Ling and Yuliati, Leny (2014) Adsorption of aniline using novel mesoporous carbon nitride. Advanced Materials Research, 925 . pp. 135-139. ISSN 1022-6680

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Aniline is a toxic organic pollutant that is abundantly present in the environment. One of approaches to remove the aniline is by adsorption process. In this study, mesoporous carbon nitride (MCN) was proposed for the first time to be a potential adsorbent for aniline. The adsorption studies were carried out at room temperature on the aniline solution with various initial concentrations for both bulk carbon nitride (BCN) and MCN. Owing to its larger surface area, the MCN showed much higher adsorption capacity towards aniline compared to the BCN. This result indicated that adsorbent with large surface area is very crucial in the adsorption of aniline. Comparison study was also carried out using mesoporous silica, MCM-41, which was reported to act as a good adsorbent for aniline. The adsorption capability of MCN was found to be higher than that of MCM-41. It was suggested that the MCN with larger pore diameter might have more suitable and favourable adsorption sites for aniline compared to MCM-41. This study obviously showed that MCN would be a new potential adsorbent for removal of aniline

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:adsorption, aniline, bulk carbon nitride, MCM-41, mesoporous carbon nitride
Subjects:Q Science
ID Code:51728
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:52
Last Modified:16 Oct 2018 15:30

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