Sophia, Carmalin A and Catherine, D and Bhalambaala, V M (2013) Utilization of Rice – husk and Coconum Shell Carbons for Water Disinfection. Journal of Environmental Science & Enggneering, 55 (1). pp. 9-16. ISSN 0367-827 X

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In the present study, experiments were conducted to investigate the feasibility of using carbon derived from rice husk and coconut shell for the decontamination of water containing Escherichia coli (E. coli). The effects of silver impregnation on these agro-waste carbons were also investigated. All the carbons showed >99% removal of E. coli. Among the four carbons studied, rice husk based carbon (RHC) showed better removal than the other carbons investigated. However, silver impregnated carbons showed only marginal increase in the decontamination experiments. SEM and BET results reveal that the carbons were mesoporous in nature. FTIR shows the presence of functional groups viz. C=O and –OH that might be responsible for adsorption of E. coli on the carbon.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Silver Impregnated Carbon;Drinking Water;De-Contamination; E.Coli;Water purification
Subjects: Environmental Pollution
Water Pollution
Water Treatment
Depositing User: Dr Carmalin Sophia
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 05:29
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 07:31

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