Phenol adsorption from wastewater using betel nut shell as adsorbent

Daniel Kumar, Rahul Patidar, C. R. Girish

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The potential of betel nut shell as an adsorbent for the removal of phenol from wastewater was investigated. The betel nut shell was chemically treated with hydrochloric acid in order to improve the properties. The influence of operating conditions like adsorbent dosage and pH were studied. The isotherm and thermodynamic experiments were conducted at temperatures 25°C, 35°C and 45°C. The kinetic experiments were done at concentration values of 20-100 mg/L. The isotherm data were following Langmuir model and the kinetic data obeyed second order model. Thermodynamic studies showed that the process in spontaneous in nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-474
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Metals and Alloys


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