Characterisation of Activated Carbons Obtained from Rice Husk

A. Merkel, Aliya R. Satayeva, F. Cannon, Carol Howell, Steve Meikle, K. Laszlo, V. Inglezakis, J. Jandosov, Santanu Ray, Z. Mansurov, Sergey Mikhalovsky

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Rice husk derived activated carbons doped with nitrogen have been studied using low temperature nitrogen adsorption, scanning electron microscopy, mercury porosimetry, thermogravimetric analysis combined with mass-spectrometry, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. It has been shown that N-doped activated carbon produced by high temperature treatment of the starting material soaked with urea, has a significantly higher anion exchange capacity than the other samples studied, which correlates with its higher adsorption capacity towards nitrate ion removal from aqueous solutions with the initial concentration of 5 and 15 ppm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalEurasian Chemico-Technological Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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