JEP  Vol.4 No.5 , May 2013
Phenol Removal from Water with Potassium Permanganate Modified Granular Activated Carbon

In order to improve adsorption capacity of granular activated carbon (GAC), potassium permanganate was used to react with GAC to change the surface properties and improve the adsorption capacity of GAC. By batch experiments, improvement of adsorption capacity of potassium permanganate modified GAC (GACM) was studied. The influence of adsorption time, temperature, ratio of phenol with GAC/GACM, initial concentration of phenol and pH on adsorption efficiency of GACM was studied. The results showed that modified by potassium permanganate, the adsorption capacity of GAC improved to a higher level. The removal efficiency of phenol increased to about 20%.

Cite this paper: J. Zhang, "Phenol Removal from Water with Potassium Permanganate Modified Granular Activated Carbon," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 4 No. 5, 2013, pp. 411-417. doi: 10.4236/jep.2013.45049.

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