- Volume 10 Issue 1
The objectives of this study was to find the effect of zinc salt treated with coconut activated carbon and the effect of humic substance. The bottle- Point technique was used in determining the Freundlich isotherm equation. The adsorptive capacity of granular activated carbon was reduced when humic substance are present. Coconut activated carbon was coated with 0.0001 N zinc chloride decreased the BET surface area but increased the adsorptive capacity more than coconut activated carbon not coated with zinc chloride. The adsorptive capacity of TCE in coconut activated carbon coated with higher concentration of zinc chloride was reduced but increased in the solution containing humic substance when the coconut activated carbon was coated with 0.01 N- zinc chloride. The zinc salt coated with coconut activated carbon did not Increase the adsorptive velocity of coconut activated carbon.