Characterizations of Activated Carbon Produced from Bagase and Banana Stem Using H3PO4 as Activating Agent
Dina, Sari Farah
Harahap, Surya Adi Anggi
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Bagase and banana stem are such potential materials as activated carbon precurser. Both are agricultural wastes and are generally available in Indonesia. This study aimed to investigate the efeect of temperature of carbonization on the characteristics of activated carbon produced from bagasse and banana stem using H3PO4 as the activator. Each sample was impregnated for 24 h at room temperature in activator solution and carbonized at 400, 500 and 600C for 15 min. This Treatment showed good activated carbon. The yields of activated carbon were in the range of 43-60.43% with high content of carbon as high 97.06%. The SEM images demonstrated more porous were formed with irragular structures of the produced activated carbon.