Additional Effect of Zeolite Based on Bactericidal Activated Carbon Spheres with Enhanced Adsorption Effect and Higher Ignition Temperature

Zhu, Lei;Ye, Shu;Asghar, Ali;Bang, Seong-Ho;Oh, Won-Chun

  • Received : 2015.09.02
  • Accepted : 2015.11.10
  • Published : 2016.01.31


In this study, the fabrication of zeolite combined activated carbon spherical samples was carried out as follows. Briefly, ZSM-5 zeolite and activated carbon were composed as main absorbent materials; by controlling the weight percentage of zeolite and binder materials, a series of spherical samples (AZP 4, 6, 8) were prepared. These spherical samples were characterized by BET, XRD, SEM, EDX, and pressure drop; benzene and iodine adsorption tests, bactericidal effect test, and ignition temperature test were also performed. The adsorption capability was found to depend on the BET surface area; the spherical samples AZP6 with high BET surface area of $1011m^2/g$ not only exhibited excellent removal effects for benzene (24.9%) and iodine (920mg/g) but also a good bactericidal effect. The enhanced ignition temperature may be attributed to the homogeneous dispersion conditions and the proper weight percentage ratio between zeolite and activated carbon.


Activated carbon;Zeolite;Spherical;Ignition temperature;Adsorption


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