Water hyacinth is a floating perennial aquatic plant native to tropical and sub-tropical South America. The water hyacinth is one of the fastest growing plants; it reproduces by way of runners or stolon. Each one can produce thousands of seed each year and these seeds can survive for more 28 years. It has touted as a water purifier and considered as a solution to green water issues. Water hyacinth is used in perfume and cologne products. It can be used as organic fertilizer. It also absorbs lead, mercury, and carcinogens when used in remediation purposes. As it has an amazing biomass so, it can be used to create fuels. The objective of this research is to prepare water hyacinth derived active carbon embedded with nickel nanoparticles. The water hyacinth will be converted into active carbon and used as a support for nickel nanoparticles.
Hany A. Elazab
Dr. Hany Elazab is an Assistant Professor and ProgramDirector at British University in Egypt (BUE). He wasawarded his Ph.D from (VCU) in USA. He participatedin research projects in Nanotechnology, Catalysis, andMicro Reactor Technology funded from (NSF) in USA.He is as a reviewer and editorial board member inseveral international journals.
Kareem T. Ibrahim
Tamer T. El-Idreesy
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Methylene Blue, adsorption, water hyacinth, active carbon, Nickel nanoparticles
TECHNOLOGY / Engineering / Chemical & Biochemical