Argentinian Sugar Cane Vinasse: Characterization of Phenolic Compounds and Evaluation of Adsorption as a Possible Remediation Technique

Maricel Caputo1, 2, Francisca Aparicio3, Sergio Laurella1, María de las Mercedes Schiavoni1
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1 CEDECOR (Centro de Estudio de Compuestos Orgánicos), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Calle 115 y 47, (1900) La Plata, Argentina 2 CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas), Argentina 3 Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA), Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, CONICET. Diag 113 y 64, La Plata (1900), Argentina sllaurella@quimica.unlp.edu.ar
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https://doi.org/10.23939/chcht16.03.484
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Chemical composition of sugar cane vinasse (Tucumán, Argentina) was studied finding high concentration of organic compounds. Phenolic compounds were partially characterized, finding mostly flavonoids, anthocyanins, as well as resorcinol and ferulic acid derivatives. Adsorption isotherms of phenolic compounds and total organic compounds were measured on four commercial activated carbons with different physical and chemical properties at two temperatures. The isotherm shape depends on the type of carbon and the adsorption capacity is enhanced as temperature increases. Enthalpies of the adsorption process were estimated, revealing that the adsorption of organic compounds is a chemisorption process, while the adsorption of phenolic compounds is a physisorption process on three of the tested carbons and a chemisorption process on the other one (CONCARBO).
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