Adsorption kinetics of o-cresol on activated carbon from palm seed coat

S. Rengaraj, R. Sivabalan, Banumathi Arabindoo, V. Murugesan*

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The activated carbon prepared from palm seed coat by dolomite process showed more than 95% removal of o-cresol from aqueous solution under optimum conditions. The adsorption capacity calculated by Freundlich adsorption isotherm gave 19.58 mg/g of o-cresol removal. The kinetic studies revealed the overall rate constant decrease with increasing concentration of o-cresol. The activated carbon showed reversible uptake of o-cresol and thus have a good application potential for the removal/recovery of o-cresol from aqueous solution. Film diffusion was found to be the rate limiting step. Recovery of used carbon was studied by in situ chemical regeneration technique and showed good result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Chemical Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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