African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 353

Table of Content: 30 January, 2012; 6(2)

January 2012

Adsorption of phenol on natural clay

Natural clay being locally abundant and cheap material in Algéria can be easily activated to become a promising adsorbent for phenol removal from aqueous solution. The natural clay before and after activation was characterized using XRD and IR techniques. The effects of various experimental parameters, such as initial phenol concentration, temperature, pH, contact time and adsorbent done on the adsorption extent...

Author(s): M. Djebbar, F. Djafri, M. Bouchekara and A. Djafri

January 2012

Effect of particle size on loading capacity and water quality in water defluoridation with 200°C calcined bauxite, gypsum, magnesite and their composite filter

Defluoridation was carried out with bauxite, gypsum, magnesite and their composite calcined at 200°C to determine relationship between particle size, capacity and water quality, in an attempt to formulate a composite filter in the ratio of loading capacities. Particles of 0.5 to 1.0, 1.0 to 1.4, 1.4 to 2.0 and 2.0 to 3.0 mm diameter were employed in batch defluoridation. Color, hardness, pH, were determined...

Author(s): Bernard Thole, Felix Mtalo and Wellington Masamba