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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:6, June, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(6): 539-547

Application of an Experimental Design Methodology to Optimize the Synthesis Conditions of an Activated Carbon from Palm Kernel Shells
Kouamé Gervais Konan1*, Ladji Meite1, Donafologo Baba Soro1,Kouassi Narcisse Aboua1, Kouadio Dibi1, N’guettia Roland Kossonou2,Sory Karim Traore1 and Koné Mamadou1
1Department of Environment and Management Sciences, Environment Sciences Laboratory, Nangui Abrogoua University (UNA), 02 BP 801 Abidjan 02, Côte d’Ivoire
2National Laboratory for Agricultural Development (LANADA) 04 BP 612 Abidjan 04,
Côte d’Ivoire
*Corresponding author

Activated carbons from palm kernel shells were produced using the 23full factorial design method. The effect of some parameters such as the nature of the activating agent, the calcination temperature and the calcination time on the microporosity activated carbons were followed during their preparation. Thus, the microporosity of the eight (8) activated carbons prepared were determined by the iodine number method. Statistical analysis of the results by Nemrodw (new efficient methodology of research using optimal design) version 2000 software revealed that the activated carbon synthesized at 800 °C for one (1) hour with orthophosphoric acid has the best value of iodine number (500.006 mg.g-1).

Keywords: Chemical activation, Palm kernel shell, Activated carbon, Microporosity, Full factorial design

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Kouamé Gervais Konan, Ladji Meite, Donafologo Baba Soro, Kouassi Narcisse Aboua, Kouadio Dibi, N’guettia Roland Kossonou, Sory Karim Traore and Koné Mamadou. 2021. Application of an Experimental Design Methodology to Optimize the Synthesis Conditions of an Activated Carbon from Palm Kernel ShellsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(6): 539-547. doi:
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