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Fabrication of Activated Carbon/Chitosan Hybrid Material for Adsorptive Removal of Pb (II)

Rajith A. Perera1, Ruwan T. Perera2, Chandima. S. K. Rajapakse1
1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2 Department of Indigenous Medical Resources, Faculty of Indigenous Health Sciences and Technology, Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka
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In this study, a novel, cost-effective and environmentally friendly activated carbon/chitosan hybrid material (ACCHM) was synthesized by incorporating surface properties of both the activated carbon derived from rice husk and chitosan extracted from “Black Tiger” shrimp shells to generate a highly functionalized porous material with enhanced Pb (II) adsorption capacity for water purification.

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