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dc.contributor.authorAdelopo, A. O.en
dc.contributor.authorHaris, P. I. (Parvez I.)en
dc.contributor.authorAlo, B.en
dc.contributor.authorHuddersman, Katherineen
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, R. O.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-20T10:17:18Z
dc.date.available2018-08-20T10:17:18Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-30
dc.identifier.citationAdelopo, A. O. et al. (2018) Conversion of solid waste to activated carbon to improve landfill sustainability. Waste Management & Research, 36 (8), pp. 708-718en
dc.identifier.issn0734242X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/16485
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractLandfills’ heterogeneous composites waste were evaluated as precursors for generation of activated carbon (AC). A single step chemical activation process was applied involving irradiation with microwave energy and impregnation with KOH. The average percentage yield of AC from active landfill precursor was higher than that from closed landfill for all depths sampled. Increase in impregnation ratio and irradiation power decreased the average percentage yield for both landfill precursors (Active: 38.1 to 33.1%) (Closed 42.1: to 33.3%). The optimum pH range for adsorption of methylene blue was pH 6-7, while adsorption increased with increase in temperature over the range 30 to 50oC. Carbonyl and hydroxyl groups were the major functional groups on the surface of AC. The properties of the AC are potentially suitable for the removal of cationic dyes and pollutants. AC generated from the landfill composite were comparable to that from some other biomass being managed through AC generation. This is the first report to demonstrate the possible reuse of landfill composite as AC. The reuse option of landfill composite could provide a means of sustainable management of landfilled municipal waste.en
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWaste Management & research;
dc.subjectadsorption capacityen
dc.subjectactivated carbonen
dc.subjectlandfill compositesen
dc.subjectmicrowave heatingen
dc.titleConversion of solid waste to activated carbon to improve landfill sustainabilityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X18788940
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.cclicenceCC BYen
dc.date.acceptance2018-06-08en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Allied Health Sciences Researchen
dc.researchinstituteLeicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)en


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