Adsorption Kinetics Of Phenol In Aqueous Solution Using Local Charcoal Activated Carbon Products

IJEP 41(10): 1177-1181 : Vol. 41 Issue. 10 (October 2021)

A. Fitri1*, Y. Sattar2, A. Nani3, M. Ramdiana4 and M. Ismail5

1. Universitas Bosowa, Department of Chemical Engineering, Makassar – 90231, Indonesia
2. Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Makassar – 90231, Indonesia
3. Universitas Bosowa, Department of Environmental Engineering, Makassar – 90231, Indonesia
4. Universitas Muhammadiyah, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Pare-Pare – 91131, Indonesia
5. Universitas Fajar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Makassar – 90231, Indonesia


The research of the adsorption kinetics of phenol in aqueous solution was studied by measuring the concentrations of remaining phenol in the solution as a function of time (t) and the parameters of the operating temperature (T), the particle diameter of activated carbon (d) and the ratio of the mass of the adsorbent to the mass solution (r). This research used the adsorption method by using local charcoal activated carbon products. The study was conducted by measuring the adsorption velocity (the ratio between the concentration of adsorbent before and after the adsorption operation took place) as a function of time, by varying the operating temperature, grain size, and the ratio of the mass of the adsorbent per mass of solution. In this research, the method used to evaluate constants value in the empirical rate expression is the graphical method. The results of the research show this adsorption method is one way of handling the waste which is quite easy and economical.


Industry, Adsorption kinetics, Phenol, Charcoal, Local charcoal, Activated carbon


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