Utilization Of Waste Oil Sorbent As Fertilizer For The Leafy Vegetables

Nur Fakhirah Qurratu'ain, Binti Zuhaidi (2015) Utilization Of Waste Oil Sorbent As Fertilizer For The Leafy Vegetables. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Esterified sago bark makes good oil sorbent and absorbs less water. However, there is no specific way to dispose the sago bark as sago bark degrades slowly. It is assumed that the used sorbent has a potential as a plant growth enhancer if the esterified sago bark was used for the removal of cooking oil. This is because the used sorbent contains various nutrients coming from adsorbed cooking oil. Thus, this study was conducted to utilize the waste oil sorbent as fertilizer towards the leafy vegetables. The growths of leafy vegetables were compared in six different treatments and were studied and observed for 60 days. The moisture content for treatments that use used sorbent as fertilizer were low, which is between 13 % - 17 %. However, the ash content in the treatments containing used sorbent also lower, which is between 75 % - 79 % compared to other treatment. Treatments that contain the waste oil sorbent have lower pH value, which are acidic properties. Whereas, the concentration of elements in treatment containing waste oil sorbent were not suitable for plant growth. FTIR analysis also was conducted to compare the functional group present in unmodified waste oil sorbent, modified waste oil sorbent and goat manure fertilizer. FTIR spectra showed that there is no O-H bond present in unmodified and modified waste oil sorbent. The growth of leafy vegetables in treatments containing sorbent are retarded hence indicates that the sorbent are not suitable to be used as fertilizer. In conclusion, the usage of waste oil sorbent as fertilizer gave negative results on the growth of studied leafy vegetables.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.)-- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: esterified sago bark, oil sorbent, fertilizer, leafy vegetables, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 01:20
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 01:20
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/26356

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