Making and characterization of active carbon from coconut shell charcoal
Agustien Goni, Meytij Jeanne Rampe, Ardi Kapahang, Tiene MB Turangan
This study aims to determine the norit structure (Activated carbon) of coconut shell charcoal test results using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and thermal reactions through analysis of Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and get norit (carbon active) from coconut shell charcoal with high purity X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis which can be applied as in the pharmaceutical field. The research method consists of 3 stages: (1) preparation of coconut shell charcoal, (2) synthesis of activated carbon, and (3) testing of activated carbon products. The results of FTIR analysis showed a decrease in impurity elements, XRD analysis showed semi crystalline structural activated carbon, DSC analysis showed thermal reaction with exothermic peaks at a temperature of 112.44 C, and XRF analysis showed impurities namely Cl, K, Ca, Px, and Fe.