STUDY THE SPECIFICATIONS OF ACTIVATED CARBON PREPARED FROM AVOCADO SEEDS USING CARBONATION AND CHEMICAL ACTIVATION
Activated carbon was prepared from Avocado Seeds using different percentages of sodium hydroxide and under the same conditions. Through the study, it was found that increasing the base leads to the production of new good varieties of a neutral nature. The study proved through physical and chemical examinations of the prepared samples that gave the best results when compared with other samples for activated carbon produced by well-known companies, the most important tests conducted for the prepared samples are the determination of the density, the iodine number (IN), the low ash content, the measurement of the external surface area by the adsorption method of the methylene blue dye from its aqueous solution, the measurement of moisture and ash content.
Keywords: Activated Carbon, Avocado Seeds, Carbonation, Chemical Treatment, Adsorption, Methylene Blue Dye, Iodine Adsorption.