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Batch process of mercury (II) removal using CNTs grown on GACs

Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Ismail, Nur Hafizah (2011) Batch process of mercury (II) removal using CNTs grown on GACs. In: 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2011), 17-19 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This research project was performed to study the performance of carbon nanotubes (CNT) grown on granular activated carbon (GAC) as an adsorbent for removal of heavy metal (mercury) from aqueous solution. The effect of pH, agitation speed, contact time and CNT dosage was studied for optimal adsorption of mercury in the aqueous solution. Design Expert software was used to determine the number of runs and its variations, which are 18 runs. It was found that the optimal condition for mercury (II) ions adsorption occurred at adsorbent dosage of 5 mg, pH value of 5, contact time of 120 minutes and agitation speed of 150 rpm with a value of 0.031 mg/L residual amount.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: (4286/15435 (Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2011))ISBN: 978-983-42978-3-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: batch process, Mercury, CNT, GAC
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 15:13
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 15:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15435

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