Greener Journal of Physical Sciences

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Opara et al

Greener Journal of  Physical Sciences  Vol. 3 (2), pp. 070-075, February 2013.  

ISSN: 2276-7851 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 121912337


Deodorization of Kerosene Using Activated Carbon as Adsorbent


Opara C. C., *Oyom Alex Igiri and Okonkwo Moses C


Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Port Harcourt


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The secondary contaminant such as sulphur and other impurities represent one of the major threats to burning properties of kerosene and to environment. The sulphur contaminant produces a strong odor, which if not removed can cause some problems. Several method used to deodorized kerosene are extraction method by adding paraffin and solvent into kerosene, thereby removing the odor. In this study, activated carbon 10-50mm of particle size gotten from burnt woods was used to deodorize kerosene. The exercise was carried out using a specific quantity of untreated kerosene with different quantity of activated carbon at different contact time. Also iodometric method was used to test for sulphide level in the deodorized kerosene.
Key word: Deodorization, Activated carbon, Adsorption, Kerosene

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