Effect of contact time of granular activated carbon on salinity and electrical conductivity

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Effect of contact time of granular activated carbon on salinity and electrical conductivity

Effect of contact time of granular activated carbon on salinity and electrical conductivity

Amimul Ahsan1,2,*, Monzur Imteaz2, Mohammed Riyadh Khaleel3, Ebrahim Hamid Hussein Al-Qadami4, Iqbal Khalaf Erabee5

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorption technique was applied to treat wastewater.
  • Granular activated carbons produced from coconut shell (GACCS) and from palm shell (GACPS) were used.
  • Effects of adsorption contact time of GACCS and GACPS were investigated.
  • The optimum adsorption contact time was 3 h.
  • GACCS is better than the GACPS in removing the salinity and electrical conductivity.

ABSTRACT

Adsorption is very common technique to treat wastewater where the activated carbon can adsorb various compounds from wastewater. The granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorption technique was applied to treat wastewater contaminated with various organic compounds. Two types of adsorbents were used such as granular activated carbon produced from coconut shell (GACCS) and from palm shell (GACPS). A comparison of these two adsorbents was conducted to improve the adsorbents quality. Effects of adsorption contact time of granular activated carbon produced from coconut and palm shells (GACCS and GACPS respectively) on the removal of salinity and electrical conductivity from wastewater were investigated. The optimum adsorption contact time was 3 h. The maximum salinity removal efficiency was 20% using the GACCS and the maximum electrical conductivity removal efficiency was nearly 25% using the GACCS whereas about 7% using the GACPS. The results show that the GACCS is better than the GACPS in removing the salinity and electrical conductivity from wastewater.

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To cite this article: Ahsan A, Imteaz M, Khaleel MR, Al-Qadami EHH, Erabee IK. Effect of contact time of granular activated carbon on salinity and electrical conductivity. Journal of Desalination and Water Purification 2020;21:8-10.

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