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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Photocatalytic Degradation Of Phenol Using Tio2 – Activated Carbon Composite From Canarium Ovatum Engl. Nut Shell

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Kier Gasga



Activated Carbon, Canarium ovatum Engl, Composite, Phenol, Photocatalytic Degradation, Pili.



The study aimed to determine the potential of composite of TiO2 immobilized in activated carbon derived from Canarium ovatum Engl. shells through immobilization by boil deposition as an alternative treatment for industrial effluents containing phenol and phenolic compounds. The effect of composite dosage, irradiation time, initial phenol concentration and pH to the percent degradation of phenol were investigated and were ran on Design Expert® under response surface for process optimization. Results showed that composite dosage and initial phenol concentration exhibited no significant effect to the photocatalytic degradation of phenol. On the other hand, degradation increases as solution becomes more acidic. Moreover, at optimum conditions, e.g. 0.1 g composite dosage, 173.95 mins irradiation time, 1000 ppm initial phenol concentration and pH value of 5, the average actual percent phenol degradation is 90.437%.



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