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Research Article

Adsorption Batch Studies on the Removal of Pb(II) Using Maize Tassel Based Activated Carbon

Table 3

Performance of activated carbons from various precursors for adsorption of Pb(II) from aqueous solutions.

PrecursorActivationConditions: pH; agitation timeMaximum adsorbent (mg/g)Reference

Hazelnut husksChemical activation by ZnCl26.7; 60 min13.05[18]
Coffee residueChemical activation by ZnCl25.8; 2 h63 [23]
Rice huskChemical activation by H3PO4138.89[27]
Coconut shellChemical activation by H2SO44.5; 2 h26.50[35]
Tamarind wood Chemical activation by ZnCl26.5; 50 min43.85[45]
Tamarind wood Chemical activation by H2SO46.5; 40 min134.22 [45]
Cashew nut shellChemical activation by H2SO45.0; 30 min408.6[46]
Sugarcane bagasseChemical activation by H2SO45; not given7.297[47]
Maize tasselChemical activation by H2SO45.4; 60 min37.31This study

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