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London

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http://www.csce2016.ca/

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From the view of economical efficiency and technology sustainability, considerable attention has been recently given to the use of low-cost biomass residues as adsorbents in pollution control. To achieve a desirable adsorptive efficiency, some efforts have also been made to modify biomass adsorbents through appropriate treatments. There is a particular interest in surfactant-assisted biomass surface modification. Although some findings from previous studies are encouraging, knowledge about the adsorption of pollutants onto surfactant-modified biomass is still limited. A number of issues about the characteristics of involved interface transport are poorly understood. The present study therefore aims to examine the adsorption of anionic azo dyes onto surfactant-modified biomass in the solution. Different surfactants are used for modification. The equilibrium and kinetic studies for the adsorption of anionic azo dyes on modified biomass are conducted and the effects of aqueous chemistry characteristics are also evaluated. The results present the potential of modified biomass as suitable adsorbent for the removal of anionic azo dyes from wastewater. It can help understand the migration patterns of organic pollutants at biomass-water interface.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

ENV-607: SURFACTANT-MODIFIED BIOMASS ADSORBENTS FOR ENHANCED REMOVAL OF POLLUTANTS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION

London

From the view of economical efficiency and technology sustainability, considerable attention has been recently given to the use of low-cost biomass residues as adsorbents in pollution control. To achieve a desirable adsorptive efficiency, some efforts have also been made to modify biomass adsorbents through appropriate treatments. There is a particular interest in surfactant-assisted biomass surface modification. Although some findings from previous studies are encouraging, knowledge about the adsorption of pollutants onto surfactant-modified biomass is still limited. A number of issues about the characteristics of involved interface transport are poorly understood. The present study therefore aims to examine the adsorption of anionic azo dyes onto surfactant-modified biomass in the solution. Different surfactants are used for modification. The equilibrium and kinetic studies for the adsorption of anionic azo dyes on modified biomass are conducted and the effects of aqueous chemistry characteristics are also evaluated. The results present the potential of modified biomass as suitable adsorbent for the removal of anionic azo dyes from wastewater. It can help understand the migration patterns of organic pollutants at biomass-water interface.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Environmental/4