The presence of dyes and heavy metals in water is undesirable and may be toxic to the aquatic environment. Therefore, removal of these contaminants is an important aspect of waste water treatment. Fruit peel was produced by restaurants, fruit juice producers, fruit seller, consumer and food industries in the world. Because of for most fruits, only the fleshy pulps are consumed leaving and the peels were discarded. As a result, these peels causing pollution and serious environmental impact. Therefore, there is the need for an intensified research in the development of the activated carbon. Fruit peels were used as precursor to synthesis activated carbon in water treatment. The obtained activated carbon has higher surface area and pore volume. Equilibrium data will be investigated using Langmuir and Freundlich.
Associate Professor Dr. Ho Soon Min
Centre for Green Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, INTI International University, Putra Nilai, 71800, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
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