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Adsorption of Phosphate and Copper by Pine Sawdust Biochars and Economic Analysis

  • Author / Creator
    Lou, Kangyi
  • Pine sawdust biochars produced at 300 and 550 °C with and without steam activation were assessed for its sorption capacity for phosphate and copper (Cu (II)) in aqueous solutions using batch sorption experiments, including isotherm and kinetic studies. This study implied that pine sawdust biochars produced at 550 °C have a large potential to remove Cu (II) from aqueous solutions while had all the four biochars had low affinity for phosphate.

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  • Graduation date
    2015-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R39C6S61D
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Renewable Resources
  • Specialization
    • Land Reclamation and Remediation
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Chang, Scott (Renewable Resources)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Chang, Scott (Renewable Resources)
    • Alessi, Daniel (Earth and Atmospheric Science)
    • Tariq, Siddique ( Renewable Resources)