Column Experiments for Removal of Copper from Wastewater using Activated Carbon Coated with Tio2 Nanoparticles
K. R. Sree Harsha1, L Udayasimha2, Dharmaparkash3, Dinesh Rangappa4, Suchetha5

1KR. Sree Harsha*, Formerly Research Scholar, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore. Presently, Senior Environmental Consultant
2L Udayasimha, Professor, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore.
3Dharmaparkash, Professor, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore.
4Dinesh Rangappa, Dean Centre for Nanoscience VTU Regional Campus Muddenahalli.
5Suchetha , Environmental Engineer, Bangalore.

Manuscript received on October 17, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 4514-4518 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4391119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4391.119119
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Abstract: The study reports application of activated carbon coated with TIO2 nanoparticles to remove Copper from wastewater. The TiO2 nanoparticles are synthesized using sol-gel process and are coated on Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) using Bisphenol resin as adhesive. The synthesized composite material is characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Column experiments are conducted to investigate removal of copper from industrial effluent by varying flow, height and mass of adsorbent. Results showed decrease in the heavy metal and sorption is well explained by Thomas model.
Keywords: TiO2 Nanoparticle, Copper, Heavy Metal, Industrial effluent.
Scope of the Article: Industrial Engineering