Mitigation of silver pollution by biochar adsorption

Islam, Md Anwarul (2022) Mitigation of silver pollution by biochar adsorption. Masters (Research) thesis, James Cook University.

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Anwarul Islam investigated a sustainable solution to remove silver ions and silver nanoparticles from wastewater. He found that biochar derived from biomass waste is a good adsorbent for silver species which are toxic to human health and the ecosystem. Using biomass waste to mitigate silver pollution is also a potential approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Item ID: 76254
Item Type: Thesis (Masters (Research))
Keywords: adsorption kinetics; adsorption; algae; biochar; biomass pyrolysis; coffee biochar applications; coffee; environmental pollution; heavy metal removal; kinetics; nano silver; nanoparticles; Py-GCMS; pyrolysis; sawdust; silver removal; wastewater treatment
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 Md Anwarul Islam.
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Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Islam, Md Anwarul, Jacob, Mohan V., and Antunes, Elsa (2021) A critical review on silver nanoparticles: from synthesis and applications to its mitigation through low-cost adsorption by biochar. Journal of Environmental Management, 281. 111918.

Chapter 5: Islam, Md Anwarul, Dada, Tewodros Kassa, Parvin, Mst Irin, Vuppaladadiyam, Arun K., Kumar, Ravinder, and Antunes, Elsa (2022) Silver ions and silver nanoparticles removal by coffee derived biochar using a continuous fixed-bed adsorption column. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 48. 102935.

Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 05:31
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 50%
40 ENGINEERING > 4004 Chemical engineering > 400410 Wastewater treatment processes @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1803 Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management > 180399 Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1105 Water and waste services > 110599 Water and waste services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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