Optimization of Activated Carbon Preparation from Corncob Wastewater Treatment


  • Nathaniel Atamas Bahago Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, PMB 2339 Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • Gideon Wyasu Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, PMB 2339 Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • Vincent Chijioke Ugboaja National Water Resource Institute Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • Mary Gojeh Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, PMB 2339 Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria


Activated carbon, synthesis, , corn cob, optimization


Communication in Physical Sciences 2021, 7(2): 58-68

Nathaniel Atamas Bahago, Gideon Wyasu and Vincent Chijioke Ugboaja

Received 29 October 2020/Accepted 26 April 2021

Activated Carbon were produced from corncob, using phosphoric (H3PO4) acid as activating agent, and it was used for the removal of heavy metal ion in waste water. The Activated Carbon was produced at a temperature of 800℃ for two hours and batch adsorption study was carried out on the corncob activated carbon and its confirmed that at a temperature of 450℃ with Acid concentration of 30% with an Impregnation Ratio of 1.5, the yield was found to be 55.7% and 528 in (Mg/g) which is good for the removal of lead (ii) metal ion in water. The Activated Carbon produced was characterized to have a good mesoporous structure and thus recommended for the treatment of waste water.


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Author Biographies

Nathaniel Atamas Bahago, Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, PMB 2339 Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry

Gideon Wyasu, Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, PMB 2339 Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry

Mary Gojeh, Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, PMB 2339 Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry


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