Textural Characteristics of ZnCl2-Treated Mesoporous Materials from Local Waste Products

  • Muhammad Abbas Ahmad Zaini Centre of Lipids Engineering & Applied Research (CLEAR), Ibnu-Sina Institute for Scientific & Industrial Research (ISI-SIR), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Keywords: Solid waste, adsorbent, mesoporous material, chemical activation


This study was aimed at characterizing the textural properties of promising mesoporous materials derived from selected local solid wastes, namely sludge of palm oil mill effluent and waste carbon powder. Zinc chloride was used in converting the precursors into mesoporous material. The textural characteristics were determined by means of surface area analyzer. Results show that the treated materials are highly mesoporous with average pore width of 7.2 and 5.1 nm for sludge and waste carbon powder, respectively. The pore volume of the derived mesoporous materials is comparable to that of the widely used mesoporous adsorbent (commercial activated carbon).


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How to Cite
Ahmad Zaini, M. A. (2016). Textural Characteristics of ZnCl2-Treated Mesoporous Materials from Local Waste Products. Journal of Applied Science & Process Engineering, 3(1), 55-59. https://doi.org/10.33736/jaspe.174.2016