Preparation and Characterization of Activated Carbons from Waste Melamine Coated Chipboard by NaOH Activation

Zengin A., Akalin M. K., Tekin K., Erdem M., Tay T., Karagoz S.

EKOLOJI, vol.21, no.85, pp.123-128, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 85
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2012.8514
  • Journal Name: EKOLOJI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-128
  • Keywords: Activated carbon, melamine coated chipboard, pyrolysis, AQUEOUS-SOLUTION, ADSORPTION, REMOVAL, TEMPERATURE, LIGNIN, WATER, KOH
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Activated carbons were prepared from the pyrolysis of waste melamine coated chipboard at 600 and 800 degrees C by chemical activation with NaOH. The effects of the carbonization temperature and concentration of chemical reagent on their chemical-surface properties were investigated. The highest surface area was obtained at 600 degrees C with the 50 wt. % concentration of sodium hydroxide. The external surfaces of the activated carbons showed amorphous and heterogeneous structures.