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Magnetic palm kernel biochar potential route for phenol removal from wastewater

Hairuddin, Muhammad Nazmi and Mubarak, Nabisab Mujawar and Mohammad Khalid, Mohammad Khalid and Abdullah, Ezzat Chan and Walvekar, Rashmi and Karri, Rama Rao (2019) Magnetic palm kernel biochar potential route for phenol removal from wastewater. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26 (34). pp. 35183-35197. ISSN 0944-1344

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-06524-w


The pollution of water resources due to the disposal of industrial wastes that have organic material like phenol is causing worldwide concern because of their toxicity towards aquatic life, human beings and the environment. Phenol causes nervous system damage, renal kidney disease, mental retardation, cancer and anaemia. In this study, magnetic palm kernel biochar is used for removal of phenol from wastewater. The effect of parameters such as pH, agitation speed, contact time and magnetic biochar dosage are validated using design of experiments. The statistical analysis reveals that the optimum conditions for the highest removal (93.39%) of phenol are obtained at pH of 8, magnetic biochar dosage of 0.6 g, agitation speed at 180 rpm and time of 60 min with the initial concentration of 10 mg/L. The maximum adsorption capacities of phenol were found to be 10.84 mg/g and Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models match the experimental data very well and adsorption kinetic obeys a pseudo-second order. Hence, magnetic palm kernel can be a potential candidate for phenol removal from wastewater.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Magnetic biochar, Palm kernel
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology
ID Code:89430
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:22 Feb 2021 09:47
Last Modified:22 Feb 2021 09:47

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