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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 23 | Page No.: 3249-3255
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.3249.3255
Simulation of Phenol Adsorption in a Packed Bed Column
D. Krishnaiah, S.M. Anisuzzaman, C.G. Joseph, S. Abang and L.C. Siang

Water pollution is a very persistent problem. The intensive throwing up of different toxic substances without control constitutes a real danger for humanity. Phenolic compounds are common contaminants in wastewater, generated by petroleum and petrochemical, coal conversion and phenol producing industries. The phenols are considered as priority pollutants since they are harmful to organisms at low concentrations because of their potential harm to human health. United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations call for lowering phenol content in wastewater to less than 1 mg L-1 before discharging. This study focuses on the feasibility of using activated carbon to remove phenol from waste water in industry. Simulation by Aspen Adsorption is conducted to investigate the feasibility. Several sensitivity analyses such as changing the parameters which affected the rate of adsorption are discussed. Besides that, it is found that the scaling up of the column is not practicable in industry.
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23 November, 2016
Shoaib Ahmed:
Hi, I'm Graduate student and in my study i have to simulate adsorption column for wastewater treatment. and your paper is really very nice paper and very helpful for me.