Nano Pores Surface Area Evaluation in Palm Kernel Shells and Masonia Wood Derived Activated Carbons

T.I. Imalerio, A. N. Amah, D.A. Onoja, A.A. Oberafo


Biomass charcoal was obtained by pyrolysis from Palm kernel shells, Coconut shells and Masonia wood precursors as 33.2%, 30.6% and 24.7% respectively. The conversion of the charcoal to activated carbon was implemented with KOH activation. The active surface area measurement carried out with methylene blue adsorption and Brauner, Emmet and Teller (BET) surface adsorption theory gave values of 431.42m2g-1, 623.60m2g-1 and 547.00m2g-1 respectively.

Keywords: Charcoal, Pyrolysis, Activated Carbon, Specific Surface Area.

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