Preparation of Activated Carbon from Wastes Tires by Minerals Hydroxide (LiOH, NaOH and KOH)


This work involved preparation of activated carbon from waste tires. The produced carbon from the primary carbonization is activated by using excess amount of mineral hydroxides (LiOH, NaOH and KOH).The quality of the prepared carbon was tested by measuring its iodine number and ability to adsorb the methylene blue. The density and ash content of the prepared carbon were also evaluated. The obtained results were compared with a carbon of a commercial grade supplied by the BDH chemical company. The comparison proved that the prepared carbon is of a good quality and comparable to the commercial one.