Adsorption of Humic Substances by using Coconut Copra

M.F., Atan and K.A., Mapi and S.N.F., Ghazali and N., Abdul Rahman and S.F., Salleh (2014) Adsorption of Humic Substances by using Coconut Copra. -.

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Abstract

Nowadays, consumers are concern about the quality of water that being supplied in order to ensure the water supplied is free from any harmful substances for example like Humic Substances (HS). High concentration of HS in drinking water can cause disease for human such as stomach cancer. Thus, it is important to develop a new technique to improve the quality of drinking water. Therefore, the objective of this research is to investigate the potential of using coconut copra treated with citric acid as activated carbon in adsorbing HS contained in wastewater collected from Asajaya Treatment Plant situated in district of Samarahan, Sarawak. In this research, the optimum condition of adsorption process need to determined. As such, there are two types of parameters which are considered as constant; temperature and pH of activated carbon and variable; solid liquid ratio and residence time. As a result, this research has shown that coconut copra possess the capacity to adsorp 97.5% of HS contained in wastewater.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorption, Humic Substances, Batch Stirred Tank Reactor, Coconut Copra, water, water pollution, UNIMAS, 2014, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 07:49
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 03:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/5186

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