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The objectives of this investigation were to convert select Louisiana agricultural by-products to GAC and to characterize these carbons in terms of those physical (surface area, pore structure) and chemical (surface charge, functional groups) properties directly related to adsorption of raw sugar colorants.
Ahmedna, Mohamed; Marshall, Wayne E.; and Rao, Ramu M., "Granular Activated Carbons from Agricultural By-products: Preparation, Properties, and Application in Cane Sugar Refining (Bulletin #869)" (2000). LSU AgCenter Bulletins. 39.