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Title: Agricultural By-Products Turned into Important Materials with Adsorptive Properties

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

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/2/2009
Publication Date: 11/18/2009
Citation: Klasson, K.T., Lima, I.M., Boihem, L.L., Wartelle, L.H. Agricultural By-Products Turned into Important Materials with Adsorptive Properties. (abstract). 5th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotechnology, Nov. 18-30, 2009, Taichung, Taiwan.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This presentation will summarize the use of agricultural by-products (e.g., animal manure and plant waste) as starting materials to adsorb environmental contaminants such as mercury from air, ammonia from air, metal ions from water, and chlorinated organics from water. The results show that the materials made from agricultural products are cost competitive and that their performance depend on the manner by which they were made and that they perform better, or as well as, commercial alternatives. The adsorbents were made by charring and activation using steam or acid at high temperatures.