The use of sago waste for oil spill removal

Odilia Sofie, Anak Lasi. (2009) The use of sago waste for oil spill removal. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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In developing countries, many industries are operating at small or medium scale, or even as a family bu iness within the residential premises. These smaller units can generate a pollution load which in many case , is discharged directly into the environment without any treatment. Sorbent materials such as organic synthetic products, organic vegetable products and mineral products are used to remove oil. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate the ability of sago waste to remove used engine oil and diesel oil in 3 types of adsorption systems, namely dry, wet static and wet dynamic systems and to determine the optimum size of sago waste for oil adsorption. Results showed that, the sorption capacity for both oils was increased with the increasing of sorption time namely, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 minutes. The sorption capacity of sago waste in three different systems followed the general trend: wet dynamic > dry> wet static. The optimum size of sago waste for oil sorption was 300).lm. Overall, the hydrophilic nature of sago waste has influence the sorption capacity of oil.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sago waste, oil, sorption, sorbent, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 01:10
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 01:10

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