In this research, active carbon-based catalyst synthesis and characterization were tested for potential catalysts to be used in dye removal of methylene blue (MB). Water hyacinth is one of the major problems that is facing humankind and especially here in Egypt. One of the implications of industrial activities is environmental pollution. Dyes used in the production of textiles, paper, and clothes are one of the major pollutants. The waste of those dyes discharged into water supplies without treatment or with ineffective treatment harmfully impacts the environment. In this research, the treatment is implemented using active carbon-based catalysts using embedded nanoparticles. This leads to a huge increase in the adsorbent's surface area, also increasing the adsorbent efficiency. The activated carbon was derived from water hyacinth that grows near the Nile River. Water hyacinth has many practical uses as it can absorb heavy metals like lead and dyes. Water hyacinth was converted into activated carbon through carbonization. Different dyes were used with different contact times in fixed conditions.
H. A. Elazab et al., "Removal Of Methylene Blue By Adsorption Of Water Hyacinth Derived Active Carbon Embedded With Cobalt Nanoparticles," Letters in Applied NanoBioScience, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 2697 - 2705, Letters in Applied NanoBioScience, Dec 2021.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.33263/LIANBS104.26972705
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
active carbon; catalyst; dye removal; metal oxides; wastewater treatment; water hyacinth
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30 Dec 2021