TAILIEUCHUNG - A Novel Fixed Column Bed Device for Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (Pyrene) from water: Performance evaluation and thermodynamic modelling

Performance of a column bed device packed with specially fabricated Plaster of Paris (POP) pellets was evaluated for the removal of a potentially toxic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Pyrene (Pyr). The effect of initial Pyr concentration, flow rate, and adsorbent dosage was investigated on Pyr adsorption characteristics of two types of pellets (uncoated and adsorbent coated). Maximum Bed capacity (Mb), percentage removal and equilibrium Pyr uptake were calculated and breakthrough curves were plotted. Data from column studies were fitted to three well-established column kinetic models; Thomas, Adams-Bohart, and Yoon-Nelson. | A Novel Fixed Column Bed Device for Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (Pyrene) from water: Performance evaluation and thermodynamic modelling