Potential of activated carbon from various sources as a low-cost adsorbent to remove heavy metals and synthetic dyes

Yantus A.B. Neolaka, Arsel A.P. Riwu, Uyiosa Osagie Aigbe, Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor, Robert Birundu Onyancha, Handoko Darmokoesoemo, Heri Septya Kusuma

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Abstract

Pollutants in water or wastewater raise grave public health problems. This review provides a concise summary of the potential applications of activated carbon derived from various sources. Here is an overview of the activated carbon properties and materials used to produce activated carbon. It also explores different techniques for creating active carbon for improved performance in specific applications, particularly low-cost adsorbents for heavy metal and synthetic dye removal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100711
JournalResults in Chemistry
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Activated carbon
  • Adsorption
  • Dyes
  • Heavy metals
  • Wastewater

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