Effect of Impregnation of Activated Carbon with Selected Transition Metal Ions on Its Adsorption Properties and Pore Size

Effect of Impregnation of Activated Carbon with Selected Transition Metal Ions on Its Adsorption Properties and Pore Size

POSZWALD Bartosz, KWAK Anna, DYSZ Karolina, DYLONG Agnieszka

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Abstract. Thanks to their vast surface area, activated carbons are materials of great interest. They are used as adsorbents for both liquid- and gaseous impurities. To improve their properties, impregnation with different substances is conducted. In this paper, such an impregnation was done using copper(II), manganese(II), silver(I), and zinc(II) salts. The aim was to compare the inner structure of the impregnated activated carbon with a non-impregnated one. It was done by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) adsorption-desorption isotherms that were plotted and described. Lastly, the pore size and volume were determined by Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) method. The results show that the presence of zinc(II) salts helped to develop the mesoporous structure of activated carbon and resulted in an increase in the surface area of the sorbents, while silver(I) decreased it.

Activated Carbon, Impregnation, Adsorption Isotherm, BET Method, BJH Method, Transition Metals

Published online 9/1/2023, 8 pages
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Citation: POSZWALD Bartosz, KWAK Anna, DYSZ Karolina, DYLONG Agnieszka, Effect of Impregnation of Activated Carbon with Selected Transition Metal Ions on Its Adsorption Properties and Pore Size, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 34, pp 87-94, 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902691-11

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