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Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Nanoparticles Prepared from Tamarind Seeds

Author(s):

S. Sreenivasulu Naik , JNTU; P. Uma Maheshwari, JNTUA; S. V. Satyanarayana, JNTUA

Keywords:

Activated carbons, Tamarind seeds, Surface area, Dye degradation

Abstract

ctivated carbons (AC) are generally fabricated from biomass resources like oil palm shell, almond shell, tamarind seeds, coconut shell, dates seeds, coffee beans, apricot seeds, grape seeds etc., and have been studied for various applications. These activated carbons with micropores, are considered for gas adsorption as well as hydrogen storage applications due to their high specific surface areas and high adsorption properties. In the present work involves the synthesis of activated carbon from tamarind seeds by thermal technique method using KOH for activation and also characterization of the activating agents increase the porosity and the surface area. The pore size of the activated carbon is mostly in the range of mesa pore and macro pores. The activated carbon derived from tamarind seeds were characterized by using X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The tamarind seed based activated carbon produced at 500oC for 1hour and the KOH/Carbon ratio was varied from 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3. The synthesized activated carbon was used for dye degradation studies.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I90008
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2017
Page(s): 3-5

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