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Comparative studies on different kind of durian husks as microstructure activated carbon

Iqbal, Nida and Shameli, Kamyar and Mad Nordin, Mariam Firdhaus and Mohd. Shariff, Amir Husni and Manickam, Yamuna and Wannahari, Rizki (2015) Comparative studies on different kind of durian husks as microstructure activated carbon. Journal Of Optoelectronics And Biomedical Materials, 7 (3). pp. 53-58. ISSN 2066-0049

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Abstract

In this study, chemical activation technique was used to produce the microstructure activated carbon(MAC) with particle size of 2000 micrometer using three types of durian husks. The durian husks used were Durian D-2 (DD-2), Durian Kampung (DK)and Durian KacingBaju(DKB).The prepared MAC was characterized using proximate analysis and elemental analysis. The proximate analysis includes moisture content, ash content, volatile matter and fixed carbon. Besides that, iodine titration method was used to compare the absorbent properties of MAC with the silica gel as commercial absorbent. Absorption results showed that MAC(87.50%) possessed better absorbent ability as compared to silica gel which was only 52.08% for 80 minutes.The results indicated that all types of durian husk showed different values in physical analysis and almost same characteristicsin chemical analysis.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:60153
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:24 Jan 2017 10:54
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