Air Force Institute of Technology WPAFB United States
Carboneous materials such as carbon nanotube CNT, granular activated carbon GAC, and biochar are promising materials for the removal of organic contaminants from aqueous phase solutions. CNTs have astonishing mechanical strength, chemical and thermal stability and high surface area. While biochar, similar to GAC, having an extremely porous structure and high surface area, can be produced in more austere conditions with native materials. In this study, novel CNT-Hybrid structures CNT-HS, hardwood pellet HWP Biochar and standard GAC F-600 GAC were used as adsorbents to treat water contaminated by a model nitroaromatic compound, 2,4-dinitrotoluene DNT.