Study on Preparation of Activated Carbon from Corncob Furfural Residue with ZnCl2 by Microwave Irradiation
In this paper, the feasibility of preparing activated carbon from corncob furfural residue with ZnCl2 by microwave irradiation was studied. The effect of the ratio by weight of ZnCl2 to corncob furfural residue, ZnCl2 solution soaking time, microwave irradiation time and the pH value of ZnCl2 solution on the quality of activated carbon was investigated. On the condition that the microwave power is 800 W and ZnCl2 solution mass concentration is 50%, the best technological parameter on preparing activated carbon with ZnCl2 by microwave irradiation is obtained: at the ratio of 3.5:1 by weight of ZnCl2 to corncob furfural residue, microwave irradiation time is 20 min, ZnCl2 solution soaking time is 12 h, the pH value of ZnCl2 solution is 2, the activated carbon yield reached 33.1% and the decolorizing capacity for methylene blue is 202.5 mg/g, the product is used in treating Cr6+ solution(pH value 4.0, concentration 50 mg/L), its adsorption capacity of Cr6+ is 7.583 mg/g.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
C. J. Chen et al., "Study on Preparation of Activated Carbon from Corncob Furfural Residue with ZnCl2 by Microwave Irradiation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 1322-1327, 2011