Production and evaluation of activated carbon from palm kernel shells

Production and evaluation of activated carbon from palm kernel shellse Sector


Chandra Shekar Pandey

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) Campus, Pune, India


The Shell activated carbon for activated carbon. Activation of char prepared at 600 C. Activated carbon prepared with high temperature char had a significant amount of microspore volume. For all carbonization rates, both microspore and macrospore volumes showed maximum values of carbon burn-off. Only a small amount of mesoporous was developed in the initial stage of activation. However, there has been a rapid development in mesoporous was observed. The pattern has been shown. Therefore, the voracious interest for energizes, eco-friendliness and execution assurance and calls for natural well-disposed elective fills sources, while not over depending on petroleum derivatives. The point of this work was to deliver carbonized carbon from palm kernel shells (PKS) via carbonization strategy at temperature of 600°C. The outcomes demonstrate that the AC created from PKS upon 2 days’ corrosive impregnation pursued by carbonization periods, purged both water bodies superior to anything the others on decrease of microbial and smaller scale pollution substance of the water bodies. The ramifications of the outcomes demonstrate that generation of the carbon from PKS is esteem expansion to oil palm handling, lift to the national economy and constructive natural effect to the general population that produce and use PKS. Thus, unique thing conclusions, for instance, bioenergy and bio-broil age for adsorption purposes from palm partition shells, are enabled in system endeavours as against the sole traditional start for warmth creation.


activated carbon, palm kernel shell, carbonization, and porosity.

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Pandey, C. S.(2019). Production and evaluation of activated carbon from palm kernel shells, International Journal of Engineering, IT and Scientific Research (IJEISR). Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.19-28. Doi:10.31219/


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