Activated Carbon Adsorption

Roop Chand Bansal Panjab University
Meenakshi Goyal Panjab University
Activated Carbon Adsorption
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5/24/2005 CRC
Disciplines ISBN
Chemistry 9780824753443
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High surface area, a microporous structure, and a high degree of surface reactivity make activated carbons versatile adsorbents, particularly effective in the adsorption of organic and inorganic pollutants from aqueous solutions. Activated Carbon Adsorption introduces the parameters and mechanisms involved in the activated carbon adsorption of organic and inorganic compounds. This text brings together the most significant research on surface structure and processes, adsorption theories and isotherm equations, and applications from the latest literature on carbon adsorption.

The book clearly explains the surface-related interactions of activated carbons, their energetics, and the applicability of adsorption isotherm equations and their deviation from adsorption data. It then explores numerous applications in a wide range of areas, such as nuclear technology, vacuum technology, food technology, pharmaceuticals and medicine, gas storage, oil refining, and environmental remediation. Topics include: oils and fats, molecular sieves, refining of liquid fuels, pesticides, dyes, drugs, and toxins. Three chapters are dedicated to environmental applications, including the adsorption of halogenated organic compounds and the removal of hazardous gases and vapors, organo-sulphur compounds, and other inorganic compounds from wastewater and groundwater.

Activated Carbon Adsorption presents a complete survey of the growing number of state-of-the-art applications supported by a compilation of the latest perspectives in research concerning carbon surfaces and their adsorption processes from aqueous solutions. Its unified approach promotes further research towards improving and developing newer activated carbon adsorbents and processes for the efficient removal of pollutants from drinking water and industrial effluents.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Activated Carbon and Its Surface Structure. Adsorption Energetics, Models, and Isotherm Equations. Activated Carbon Adsorption from Solutions. Carbon Molecular Sieves. Activated Carbon Adsorption Applications. Activated Carbon Adsorption and the Environment: Removal of Inorganics from Wastewater. Activated Carbon Adsorption and the Environment: Adsorptive Removal of Organic Compounds. Activated Carbon Adsorption and Environment: Removal of Hazardous Gases and Vapors. Author Index. Subject Index.


Author 1 Bansal, Roop Chand, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Author 2 Goyal, Meenakshi, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
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  • - Offers a concise survey of recently published, yet scattered literature on carbon adsorption in a single source
  • - Provides interpretations of the surface related interactions of activated carbons and adsorption processes
  • - Describes adsorption isotherm equations' applicability and deviation from adsorption data
  • - Discusses applications useful in environmental, pharmaceutical, and industrial fields
  • - Includes three chapters deconstructing the removal of hazardous organic and inorganic compounds from water and hazardous gases and vapors from industrial flue gases
  • - Contains more than 1,000 bibliographic citations to the relevant literature as well as illustrations, tables, equations and photographs


  • "As a reference and teaching volume the value of this book is incalculable and it is likely to become a standard work on the bookshelves of all those in the many fields in which activated carbon plays a key role."
  • - Chromatographia
  • "This book is both very informative and fairly comprehensive on the subject of adsorption by activated carbon. Written for the chemist and/or engineer, it serves as a broad and well-documented study of activated carbon. The organization of the book makes it an excellent resource for individuals who are involved with the scientific and engineering study of activated carbons, or with one or more of their various applications. …The book is rich in references, and the authors have the technical maturity to offer excellent critical reviews of the research dealing with the characterization and application of activated carbons."
  • -Douglas K. Ludlow, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006