Chemically Modified Sago Waste for Oil Absorption

Ngaini, Zainab and Wahi, Rafeah and Halimatulzahara, Dayang and Mohd Yusoff, Nur An-Nisaa' (2014) Chemically Modified Sago Waste for Oil Absorption. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, 22 (1). pp. 153-161. ISSN 2229-8460

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Oil pollution remains a serious concern especially in Malaysia. Many strategies have been employed to overcome oil pollution. In this research, sago waste material abundantly found in Sarawak was used and chemically modified into an oil adsorbent . Sago waste cellulosic residues were modified using fatty acid derivatives. The capability of the chemically modified sago waste to absorb oil from aqueous solution was studied and compared with the untreated sago waste. The modified sago waste showed higher hydrophobicity than the untreated sago waste, implying that it is less affinity for water and also an excellent affinity for oil. This chemically modified sago waste would be the most suitable for applications where engine oil (i.e., Shell Helix HX5) is to be removed from an aqueous environment. The modified sago waste selectively absorbs the oil and remains on the surface and is to be removed when the application is complete.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ester linkage, hydrophobic, modified sago waste, stearic acid, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Wahi
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 02:32
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 02:32

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