Removal of Phenol by Adsorption
Adsorption is an effective method for the treatment of phenol. In this work, phenol was removed from the
wastewater by adsorption process using activated carbon generated from the dates’ stone. Effects of operating parameters like
initial pH(3 and 9), temperature (20 o C and 50 o C), adsorbent dosage (0.1g and 0.2g) and agitation time (1h and 2h) were
investigated. The initial phenol concentration of 30 mg/L was reduced to the 0.3 mg/L corresponding to the removal efficiency
of 99% at pH 3, 50 o C with 0.2g activated carbon. Considering the results, it can be said that adsorption of phenol from
wastewater using activated carbon generated from dates’ stone can be used as an effective treatment method.
Index Terms- Activated carbon, Adsorption, Phenol, Wastewater