ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Influence of H2O2 Modification on the Adsorptive Properties of Birch-Derived Biochar
 
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Department of Environmental Protection and Water Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Institute of Environmental Protection, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Laboratory of Lignin Chemistry, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga, Latvia
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Valeriia Chemerys   

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Online publish date: 2019-10-04
Submission date: 2018-10-23
Final revision date: 2019-02-21
Acceptance date: 2019-03-03
 
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Biochar, which is rich in aromatic carbon and minerals, is a product of biomass pyrolysis at temperatures ranging from 350ºC to 1000ºC in oxygen-limited environments. In recent years biochar has generated much interest in the field of water treatment in view of low production costs, availability of the feedstock (e.g., lignocellulosic biomass waste) and adsorptive properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of modifying biochar with H2O2 on its adsorptive characteristics. The novelty of this study was investigating the influence of H2O2 modification process parameters (concentration of H2O2 solution, biochar particle size, rotation during modification) on the physico-chemical properties of biochar, such as bulk density, elemental composition, moisture, ash content, pH, electrical conductivity, cation exchange capacity, specific surface area, and content of oxygen-containing functional groups. We found that 30% concentration of H2O2 solution, rotation at 3 rpm, and particle size 0.4-1 mm favor the modification process.
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