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Title: Activated carbon produced by pyrolysis of waste wood and straw for potential wastewater adsorption
Authors: Januszewicz, Katarzyna
Kazimierski, Paweł
Klein, Maciej
Kardaś, Dariusz
Łuczak, Justyna
Keywords: Engineering::Chemical engineering
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Januszewicz, K., Kazimierski, P. ł., Klein, M., Kardaś, D., & Łuczak, J. (2020). Activated Carbon Produced by Pyrolysis of Waste Wood and Straw for Potential Wastewater Adsorption. Materials, 13(9), 2047-. doi:10.3390/ma13092047
Journal: Materials 
Abstract: Pyrolysis of straw pellets and wood strips was performed in a fixed bed reactor. The chars, solid products of thermal degradation, were used as potential materials for activated carbon production. Chemical and physical activation processes were used to compare properties of the products. The chemical activation agent KOH was chosen and the physical activation was conducted with steam and carbon dioxide as oxidising gases. The effect of the activation process on the surface area, pore volume, structure and composition of the biochar was examined. The samples with the highest surface area (1349.6 and 1194.4 m2/g for straw and wood activated carbons, respectively) were obtained when the chemical activation with KOH solution was applied. The sample with the highest surface area was used as an adsorbent for model wastewater contamination removal.
ISSN: 1996-1944
DOI: 10.3390/ma13092047
Research Centres: Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) 
Rights: © 2020 The Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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