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Chayote - A Potential Low Cost Adsorbent for the Removal of Basic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions

Chayote - A Potential Low Cost Adsorbent for the Removal of Basic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions

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Author(s):Dr. Daniel Kibami, Vinienu Rhetso and A. Chubarenla
Publication Year:2023
Binding:Paper Back


Activated carbon is the most effective adsorbent for this application. It is prepared by carbonizing and activating the organic substances of mainly biological origin. Activated carbons (ACs) exhibit a great adsorption capacity in wastewater and gas treatments as well as in catalysis, owing to their highly developed porosity, large surface area, and variable surface chemistry. However, high cost and non-renewable source of commercially available ACs limits its use as an adsorbent in developing countries. In recent years, researchers have studied the production of ACs from cheap and renewable precursors, such as nutshells, fruit stones, coir pith, bagasse, baleadoo, rice husk, cotton stalks, etc. which can be used as adsorbents in water purification. Treatment of industrial and municipal effluents with these activated carbons would add value to these agricultural commodities, help reduce the cost of waste disposal, and provide a potentially cheap alternative to existing commercial carbons. Therefore for the present study we have chosen the precursor for synthesis of activated carbon which is from Choyate a locally available plant. It can be an alternative for the adsorption of heavy metals and dyes from aqueous solution since they are abundant in nature, inexpensive, require little processing and are effective materials. These waste materials have little or no economic value and often creates disposal problem.