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Title: Bio-based Adsorbents from Agricultural Byproducts

item Klasson, K Thomas
item Wartelle, Lynda
item Lima, Isabel

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/31/2007
Publication Date: 11/14/2007
Citation: Klasson, K.T., Wartelle, L.H., Lima, I.M. 2007. Bio-based Adsorbents from Agricultural Byproducts(abstract). 2nd Annual Pacific Rim Summit, November 14-16, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Agricultural byproducts are often not used to the extent possible. Here we demonstrate that these byproducts can be used as starting material for production of activated carbon. These carbons can be used for uptake of water contaminants such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene. We will show result from studies conducted in a water matrix and also, for comparison, the uptake from the gas phase by these carbons. The results are compared to commercial activated carbons made from coal.