Research Papers/Topics in Chemical Engineering

OPTIMIZATION OF CONDITIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ACTIVATED CARBON FROM MANGO KERNEL SHELL USING BARIUM CHLORIDE AS THE ACTIVATING AGENT

ABSTRACTThis study was conducted to remove mango shell waste which is one of the seasonal environmental nuisance items and recycle it as a precursor for the production of activated carbon. Discarded mango shells were sourced from local vicinity, and they were washed thoroughly to remove dirt, sundried and reduced to smaller sizes. Two-Level Factorial Design under Factorial Methodology of Design Expect (10.0.1) software was employed to optimize interaction of impregnation ratio (0.033 - 0.167 ...