Raspberry derived mesoporous carbon-tubules and fixed-bed adsorption of pharmaceutical drugs

Shashi Prabha Dubey, Amarendra Dhar Dwivedi, Changha Lee, Young Nam Kwon, Mika Sillanpaa, Lena Q. Ma

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Novel mesoporous carbon-tubules were prepared from wild plant leaves of Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) and their physicochemical characteristics were analyzed by spectroscopic and potentiometric titration methods. The developed carbon-tubules were applied for the aqueous phase decontamination of three pharmaceutical drugs. Ibuprofen, naproxen and clofibric acid were selected for the study. Batch and fixed-bed studies were performed to investigate the adsorption of selected pharmaceutical drugs. Mathematical modelings were applied to the experimental data in order to estimate the maximum adsorption capacity and evaluate the characteristics of the fixed-bed. Based on finding, the adsorption mechanism was investigated by adsorbate and adsorbent physicochemical characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1126-1132
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon-tubules
  • Fixed-bed
  • Mesoporous
  • Octanol-water partition coefficient
  • Pharmaceutical drugs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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