Characteristics of Activated Carbon Modified with Nitric Acid and its Performance in Catalytic Ozonation of Acid Red 3R


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The structure and surface chemical properties of activated carbon after nitric acid modification and their influences on adsorption and catalytic ozonation of acid red 3R were investigated. The results showed that both specific surface area and micropore volume of activated carbon decreased, but mesopore volume increased after nitric acid modification. The adsorption capacity and catalytic ozonation performance of modified activated carbon were influenced due to the increased surface acidic functional groups. The adsorption capacity of modified activated carbon was enhanced under acidic condition due to dispersion interaction between increased surface acidic functional groups and acid red 3R. The increase in surface acidic functional groups of activated carbon was also considered to be responsible for improvement of the catalytic ozonation of acid red 3R under alkaline condition, because of their participation in the ozone decomposition and OH generation.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 726-731)

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Ji Zhao, Reza Iranpour, Xinyong Li and Bo Jin




J. Zhang et al., "Characteristics of Activated Carbon Modified with Nitric Acid and its Performance in Catalytic Ozonation of Acid Red 3R", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 726-731, pp. 1687-1690, 2013

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August 2013




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