Rice Husk, Melon Husk and Shea Butter Husk as Potential Adsorbent for Removal of Metal Ions from Solution: A Review
Authors: Bernard E, Jimoh A, Manse A, Yahya MD
Activated carbon has been extensively used as adsorbent for the removal of heavy metals from effluent water generated by various industries. However, activated carbon remains an expensive material. Currently, the need for safe and economical methods for the removal of heavy metals has necessitated research towards the use of low-cost agricultural wastes for the production of adsorbents for treatment of heavy metal contaminated water and wastewater. In this review, production of activated carbon from low cost agricultural wastes such as rice husk, melon seed husk and shea butter husk is discussed.
Affiliations: Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology Minna, PMB 65, Niger State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Activated Carbon, Agricultural Waste, Rice Husk, Melon Seed Husk, Shea Butter Husk
Published date: 2018/12/30