Simulation of Phenol Adsorption in a Packed Bed Column

Duduku Krishnaiah, and SM Anisuzzama, and Collin Glen Joseph Anthony Joseph, and S Abang, and LC Siang, (2016) Simulation of Phenol Adsorption in a Packed Bed Column. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 14 (23). pp. 3249-3255.

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Water pollution is a very persistent problem. The intensive throwing up of different toxic substances without control constitutes a real danger for humanity. Phenolic compounds are common contaminants in wastewater, generated by petroleum and petrochemical, coal conversion and phenol producing industries. The phenols are considered as priority pollutants since they are harmful to organisms at low concentrations because of their potential harm to human health. United State Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) regulations call for lowering phenol content in wastewaterto less 1 mgL-1 before discharging. This study focusses on the feasibility of using activated carbon to remove phenol from waste water in industry. Simulation by Aspen Adsorption is conducted to investigate the feasibility. Several sensitivity analyses such as changing the parameters which affected the rate of adsorption are discussed. Besides that, it is found that the scaling up of the column is not practicable in industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorption , phenol , active carbon , simulation , wastewater
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 02:24
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 02:24

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