Activated Carbon from Cotton Stalks

  • The process protocol for production of activated carbon from cotton stalks has been optmised
  • Colour removal efficiency of cotton stalk based carbon is higher than commercial activated carbon for acid, basic and reactive dyes.
  • The mesoporosity as measured by Methylene Blue number is 258 mg/g; and microporosity as measured by Iodine Number is 951 mg/g; and yield is 60%.
  • Can be used as adsorbent in filters, face mask, effluent treatment etc.