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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1158-1162
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.131


Preparation and Characterization of Adsorbent Carbon Derived from Cocus nucifera at an Elevated Temperature
R. Sangeetha piriya1*, R.M. Jayabalakrishnan2, M. Maheswari1 and K. Venkatesan2 
1Department of Environmental Sciences, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 641 003, India
2Coconut Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Aliyarnagar, 642 101, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Coconut shells were used as a raw material to produce powdered adsorbent carbon of size less than 2mm. The pH, electrical conductivity, proximate analysis (moisture content, volatile matter, ash content and fixed carbon content), ultimate analysis (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Sulphur content), bulk density, particle density, total organic carbon and yield (percentage recovery) were analyzed as per the standard procedures. The raw material of about 20 kg was converted to adsorbent carbon of about 6 kg through thermochemical conversion in the absence of oxygen. The produced carbon was rich in carbon (91.27 percentile), with least 1.50 percentile of ash content and this attribute figures out the nature of material with its lower inorganic content and high fixed carbon content which is ingrained to its organic nature.


Keywords: Coconut shells, Adsorbent carbon, Pyrolysis, Carbonization
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Sangeetha piriya, R., R.M. Jayabalakrishnan, M. Maheswari and Venkatesan, K. 2019. Preparation and Characterization of Adsorbent Carbon Derived from Cocus nucifera at an Elevated Temperature.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1158-1162. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.131