Activated Carbon from Almond Shells for Water Treatment: A Mini Review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-132    | Article Id: R-132 | Page : 271-280
Citation :- Activated Carbon from Almond Shells for Water Treatment: A Mini Review.Agricultural Reviews.2019.(40):271-280
Rebeca Vidal Vidal, Ramón Vidal García, Antonio Flores Martínez, Fco. José de los Santos Estébanez      rbcvidal@arsinger.com
Address : Arsinger SL. Avda. República Argentina, s/n. Edificio Principado, 2º Floor, nº 10 (41920-Bormujos-Spain).
Submitted Date : 30-10-2019
Accepted Date : 18-12-2019

Abstract

Activated carbon is a highly porous material that is gaining interest nowadays in different sectors due to its strong adsorption capacity. Although it can be manufactured from very diverse feedstock, vegetable carbon and coal have been the most widely used raw materials. The increasing market demand and the encouragement of practices for the transition to the circular economy have promoted the use of wastes for the manufacturing of activated carbon. A significant part of the activated carbon currently in the market is produced from coconut shells, but wastes from a variety of sources are the subject of intense research. The number and variety of agricultural wastes tested as precursors of activated carbon is enormous, especially due to their high lignocellulose content. This review is focused on the use of almond shells as feedstock for the production of high-quality activated carbon.

Keywords

Agricultural wastes Almonds Biomass Charcoal Environmental remediation Pyrolysis

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