Civil and Environmental Engineering


Date of this Version



Data in Brief 16 (2018), pp. 460–465.


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. Here in, 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 there search 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.