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Determining the Quality of Activated Carbon Using L16 Taguchi Method Through Waste Tyre Recycling

  • Tirthankar Mukherjee
  • Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
  • Mehabub RahamanEmail author
Conference paper

Abstract

In this present study, waste tyre has been chosen as the precursor of activated carbon since it is a nonbiodegradable carbonaceous waste causing environmental pollution. This paper deals with the preparation of AC and obtaining the most suitable preparation method. Taguchi method with L16 experiments was conducted at different levels of the three parameters. Activation temperature was 600–900 °C, residence time was 2–5 h, and four different chemical agents (KOH, H3PO4, Na2CO3, and H2SO4) were chosen. The maximum methylene blue (MB) dye removal was found out to be 91.78%. From the delta ranking system, we can see that the chemical agent has the maximum influence on the quality of AC, followed by temperature and time. The least influencing parameter is the residence time for the preparation of AC. The maximum removal percentage was found out to be 94.25% and the optimum parameter values were 800 °C (Temperature), 3 h (time), and KOH (Chemical Agent). The regression equation obtained has an R2 value of 82.54%.

Keywords

Pyrolysis Taguchi Chemical agent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tirthankar Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
    • 2
  • Mehabub Rahaman
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Consortium of Researchers in International Collaboration (CRIC)Jadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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