Adsorption of tetracycline by activated carbon fibre

Guoting Li, Haihua Li, Yunxia Li, Jing Chen, Meiya Zhu, Xiwang Zhang

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Tetracycline is a series of emerging pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), which has been caught increasing concern in recent years. As a new type of carbon materials, activated carbon fiber (ACF) demonstrates its excellent adsorption performance especially in organic pollutants removal. ACF was used for tetracycline removal by adsorption and the effect of ACF dosage, contact time, salinity, initial pH condition and reaction temperature were investigated. It was observed that the removal rate of TC increased with an increase in the ACF dosage and contact time. The solution salinity could inhibit the TC adsorption onto ACF slightly by competitive adsorption. Acidic conditions were especially favorable for TC removal. The increased reaction temperature could improve TC adsorption to a large extent as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering 2010 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 18 Jun 201020 Jun 2010
Conference number: 4th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering 2010
Abbreviated titleiCBBE 2010


  • Activated carbon fiber (ACF)
  • Adsorption
  • Color removal
  • Tetracycline

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