Adsorption of urea, creatinine, and uric acid from three solution types using spherical activated carbon and its recyclability

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose that the urinary toxins from the wastewater be adsorbed on an adsorbent such as spherical activated carbon and the latter be regenerated by subjecting it to high temperatures to recycle activated carbon and also to recycle the water used in dialysis. We studied the adsorption of artificial waste dialysate, which is a mixed solution of urea, creatinine, and uric acid, and the separate solutions for each of these and found that their extents of adsorption onto the spherical activated carbon material were nearly identical. The amount of adsorption was approximately 1.4 mg·g−1 for urea, 18 mg·g−1 for creatinine, and 20 mg·g−1 for uric acid. The urea, creatinine, and uric acid adsorbed onto the spherical activated carbon decomposed on heat treatment at 500 °C, and the adsorption capacity of the spherical activated carbon was regenerated. Our study successfully demonstrated that the spherical activated carbon can be recycled in the waste dialysate treatment process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2993-3001
Number of pages9
JournalChinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume28
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Dialysate
  • Recycling
  • Spherical activated carbon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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