Study on the removal of pesticide in agricultural run off by granular activated carbon.

Endut, Azizah (2010) Study on the removal of pesticide in agricultural run off by granular activated carbon. In: Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering, 26 Sept.-1 Oct 2010, Cairns, Australia.

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The widely use of pesticides such as malathion in agricultural has increased dramatically over the past two decades, increasing the contamination of surface and groundwater as well as having an adverse effect on health. Adsorption by using activated carbon is known to be one of the best and economic methods for the pollutant removal. In this batch study, the adsorption of malathion by using granular activated carbon with different parameters due to the particle size, dosage of carbons, as well as the initial concentration of malathion were investigated. The removal of pesticide from aqueous solution using a commercial activated carbon was investigated initially under a batch experimental condition. Batch tests were carried out to determine the potential and the effectiveness of granular activated carbon (GAC) in the removal of pesticide in agricultural run off. The granular activated carbon; coconut and palm shells were used and analyzed as the adsorbent material. The Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherms models were applied to describe the characteristics of adsorption behavior.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Activated carbon, pesticide, batch studies, adsorption, agricultural run off
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty / Institute: East Coast Environmental Research Institute (ESERI)
Depositing User: AP DR AZIZAH ENDUT
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2015 04:12
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2015 06:44

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