Investigation on fixed bed column performance of fluoride adsorption by sugarcane charcoal

Mondai, N. K.; Bhaumik, R.; Roy, P.; Das, B.; Datta, J. K.
November 2013
Journal of Environmental Biology;Nov2013, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p1059
Academic Journal
The present study explores the potentiality of sugarcane charcoal for fluoride removal from synthetic fluoride solution. Column adsorption experiments with respect to variation of flow rate, pH, initial concentration, and column depths were carried out. Sugarcane charcoal exhibited almost consistent scavenging capacity at various bed depths with a flow rate 4.34 ml min-1. Maximum adsorption capacity of sugarcane charcoal was recorded 7.33 mg g¹. The adsorption studies were simulated using Thomas and Bed depth service time model. Both the models consistently predict its characteristic parameters and describe the breakthrough profiles in the whole range of sorption process.


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