Comparison of chemical and thermal regeneration of aromatic compounds on exhausted activated carbon

P. C. Chiang, E. E. Chang, J. S. Wu

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In this investigation, nine typical compounds, i.e., phenol, 2-aminophenol, aniline, 2-chlorophenol, chlorobenzene, β-naphthol, naphthalene, α-naphthylamine and α-chloronaphthalene were introduced to evaluate the effects of the molecular structure and physicochemical properties of these selected adsorbates on the adsorption capacity and desorption efficiency of the activated carbon. Both the thermal and chemical regeneration methods were employed to compare the regeneration efficiencies among these adsorbates and adsorbent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-285
Number of pages7
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997



  • Activated carbon
  • Chemical regeneration
  • Phenolic compounds
  • Thermal regeneration
  • Toxic organic compounds

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  • Water Science and Technology

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