Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Technologies (MIMT 2010)
80 Physical Activation of Saudi Arabia Date Palm Tree's Foliar, Frond and Thorn
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Physical activation of date tree's frond, foliar and thorn indicates that there are present of carbon that can be made useful, when at present they were burnt or thrown away as waste. From this study, using thermogravimetry analysis, it was suggested that 400°C was used as the physical activation temperature. It was also shown that date palm thorn can be successfully transformed into a good physical activated carbon with surface area of 12.37 m2g−1 compared to the date-palm frond and foliar which have lower surface area. IR spectroscopy also indicates incomplete transformation of raw frond, foliar and...