Preparation and characterization of activated carbons from poplar wood (Populus L.)

Demiral H., Uzun I.

SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS, vol.42, pp.1338-1341, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/sia.3276
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1338-1341
  • Keywords: activated carbon, chemical activation, poplar wood, characterization, PISTACHIO-NUT SHELLS, CHEMICAL ACTIVATION, PHYSICAL ACTIVATION, ADSORPTION, BAGASSE, WATER
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the residues of poplarwood were used to produce activated carbons by chemical activation. In chemical activation, K2CO3 and Na2CO3 were used as activating agents. Chemical activation was carried out by mixing the solutions of K2CO3 or Na2CO3 and poplar wood with the impregnation ratio (gram chemical agent/gram poplar wood) of 1/1, 2/1 and 3/1. The carbonization treatment was performed at 800 and 900 degrees C under nitrogen flow. After carbonization, the samples were washed with hot distilled water.