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Gas Chromatographic Prediction of Equilibrium Phase Atrazine after Sorption onto Derived Activated Carbon

A.U. Itodo*, F.W. Abdulrahman1, L.G. Hassan2, S.A. Maigandi3 and H.U. Itodo4
*Department of Applied Chemistry, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria 1Department of Chemistry, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria 2Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria 3Faculty of Agriculture, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria 4Department of Chemistry, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria
Abstract :

Inexpensive remediation method was adopted for Atrazine adsorption by derived Poultry Droppings
(PD) and Poultry Wastes (PW) activated carbon. This was proposed to improve the ecological system and
add value to the Biomass. GCMS quantitation was employed to investigate the sorption efficiency of the
organochlorine herbicide from aqueous phase as it was evidently experimented. Performance of acid
catalyzed (PD/A) and Salt treated (PW/Z) sorbents respectively demonstrated about 91.908% and 83.624%
atrazine uptake, being highest in their respective series. Both filters however shows a good competitive
adsorption though slightly lower than the reference commercial M&B carbon (Comm.) estimated uptake of
23.731 out of 25.00 gdm-3 valued as 94.924% removal. The role played by type of activating agent and
physicochemical parameters such as density (0.250-0.496) and high porosity (00.952-0.975) were
discussed. The major results support the conclusion that Gas Chromatography as a quantitative instrument is critical for isolating and detecting single equilibrium phase analyte from a multicomponent sample especially when coupled with a mass Spectrophotometer detector and with external standards from same matrix.

Keywords :
GC/MS, atrazine, activated carbon, poultry wastes, poultry droppings

Date Deposited : 07 Jul 2011 10:11

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Volume 8, Number 12, - 2009 , ISSN 1682-8356

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