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Volume 192, 2018The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST 2018) “Exploring Innovative Solutions for Smart Society”
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Track 3: Food, Chemical and Agricultural Engineering|
|Published online||14 August 2018|
A study of atrazine adsorption by using the rice straw synthesized adsorbent
Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Food Fermentation Department, Faculty of Agro-Industry, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand
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This study focused on adsorption of atrazine in adsorbent synthesized from Rice Straw. Rice Straw biochar were used in the study as they exhibited significantly high adsorption capacity for pesticide. Briefly, rice straw was pyrolysis at 600°C under nitrogen then biochar was modified using H3PO4. Biochar were characterized for their physico-chemical characteristics. The elemental analysis of biochar was performed using CHNS Analysis. The surface area and pore volume of adsorbents were estimated using the Brunauer, Emmett, and Teller (BET Analysis). In parts of Batch adsorption experiments was performed in range of room temperature and were divided to 2 parts. Part 1: Study of the kinetics adsorption was investigated using two models, namely, the pseudo-first-order and the pseudo-second-order models. Part 2: study of Adsorption isotherms. The results of CHNS analysis shows the elemental analysis that 51.795% of C, 0.763% of H, 1.634% of N and 0.654 % of S and the result of BET Analysis shows the surface area is 372.4 m2/g and pore volume of adsorbents is 0.315 cm3. From plotting between qt(mg/g) and time (t) shows the dynamics of the adsorption of atrazine onto the biochar at 15 ppm of initial atrazine concentrations. In general, atrazine was adsorbed quickly around 1-30 min. This could be due to fast mass transfer of solute from the solution to surface of adsorbent s as a result of concentration gradient of the solute. The study of the kinetics adsorption showed that the pseudo-second-order model best described the adsorption which agrees with chemisorption as the rate controlling mechanism.
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