The activated carbon was made of carbonized chest nut shell (CCS) and used as low cost adsorbent for 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) removal. The experiments were conducted at different temperatures such as 35, 45 and 55 degrees C and this system represents as L type adsorption behavior. The experimental data were modelled using several isotherm models such as Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin and Dubinin Radushkevich. The adsorption dynamics were searched by applying pseudo first, pseudo second and intra particle diffusion models. The thermodynamic approach was conducted for determining the thermodynamic values of Delta H degrees, Delta S degrees and Delta G degrees.