Preparation and characterisation of treated agricultural wastes as biosorbents

Siti Nor Sihariddh, binti Samsudin (2012) Preparation and characterisation of treated agricultural wastes as biosorbents. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study characterizes the agricultural wastes i.e., coconut husk, banana trunk, sago hampas, rice husk and oil palm empty fruit bunch treated with sulfuric acid (H2S04) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The pretreatment was done to improve the adsorption capacity and enhance the porosity structures. The physicochemical properties, functional characteristics and morphological structure of treated biomass were characterized. The treated samples were characterized by a low pH with high ash content. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) suggested that the treated and untreated samples are distinguishable with acid and alkali treated coconut husk demonstrating similar functional characteristics. Morphologically, the treated samples showed better developed microporous structures.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural wastes, pretreatment, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide and adsorption, Environmental aspects, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 00:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 00:40
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/8217

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