Waste bamboo-derived biochar and multiporous carbon as adsorbents for methyl orange removal

Shu Sian Wang, Yu Ming Yan, Chun-Han Hsu, Hong Ping Lin

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Materials: Multiporous carbon (MPC) with a high specific surface area (1121 m2g−1) and mesoporous and microporous structures was prepared by using bamboo biochar (308 m2g−1) as raw material. Methods: The preparation involved a CaCO3 activation process, where CaCO3 served as both the template for mesopores and the activating agent for micropores. The template could be easily removed by dilute HCl(aq) solution, making the preparation process simpler and more environmentally friendly compared to using mesoporous SiO2 as a hard template. Results: The performance of the MPC and biochar as adsorbents for methyl orange (MO) dye was investigated by means of thermal dynamic isotherms and kinetic models tests. The Langmuir isothermal analysis results revealed that the MPC exhibited a significantly higher MO adsorption capacity (344.8 mg g−1) compared to the bamboo biochar (12.4 mg g−1). The adsorption kinetics of the MPC followed a pseudo-second-order model. Conclusion: Overall, the obtained MPC material offers a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and efficient solution for removing dyes from aqueous solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1628-1635
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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