Civil and Environmental Engineering


Adsorption of diclofenac onto different biochar microparticles: Dataset – Characterization and dosage of biochar

Linson Lonappan, Université du Québec
Tarek Rouissi, Université du Québec
Satinder Kaur Brar, Université du Québec
Mausam Verma, CO2 Solutions Inc.
Rao Y. Surampalli, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Document Type Article

Copyright 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license.


Due to its wide occurrence in water resources and toxicity, pharmaceuticals and personal care products are becoming an emerging concern throughout the world. Application of residual/waste materials for water remediation can be a good strategy in waste management as well as in waste valorization. Herein, this dataset provides information on biochar application for the removal of emerging contaminant, diclofenac from water matrices. The data presented here is an extension of the research article explaining the mechanisms of adsorption diclofenac on biochars (Lonappan et al., 2017 [1]). This data article provides general information on the surface features of pine wood and pig manure biochar with the help of SEM and FTIR data. This dataset also provides information on XRD profiles of pine wood and pig manure biochars. In addition, different amounts of biochars were used to study the removal of a fixed concentration of diclofenac and the data is provided with this data set.