Volume 7 Issue 3 ( September 2020 )


Activated Carbon from Bagasse and its Application for Water Vapor Adsorption

Arikasuci Fitonna Ridassepri, Fitria Rahmawati, Kinkind Raras Heliani, Chairunnisa, Jin Miyawaki, Agung Tri Wijayanta


This research study carbon activation prepared from Bagasse, a waste of sugar factory. The activation was conducted in water vapor at 600°C (C600) and 700 °C (C700). The activated carbon was then tested for water vapor adsorption. The produced-carbon has diffraction peak at 2θ of 25°, with surface area are 584.940 m2/g and 533.301 m2/g for C600 and C700, respectively. C600 also shows higher water vapor adsorption than C700, the value is 0.223 g/g. It shows a potency of Bagasse waste as raw material for adsorbent powder.

Keywords: Bagasse, Activated Carbon, Water Vapor Adsorption.