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STUDY ON CHARACTERIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF HYDROPHOBIC SILICA NANO-PARTICLES FOR OIL-WATER SEPARATION

GURCHRAN SINGH, HARVIN KAUR (2012) STUDY ON CHARACTERIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF HYDROPHOBIC SILICA NANO-PARTICLES FOR OIL-WATER SEPARATION. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Oil spills, Marine pollution and Environmental pollution are maJor problems especially in today's world. Therefore, there is a need of finding a new method to enhance the existed method of removing hydrocarbons, which is more effective and reliable. Through the researchers being done, there are a few methods that can be improved and the most promising one is the separation process using hydrophobic silica nano-particles. The principal scope of this research is to investigate and understand systematically how the synthesis parameters. structure and modification of silica nanoparticles affect it is properties and ability to absorb oil from water based on the experimental outcome of the moditied silica nanoparticles. Thus. the structure of the synthesized silica nanoparticles was varied systematically to understand the effect on thermo physical properties and absorption of oil. In chapter one, the author talks about the Introduction to the research with the Background of the Project and also the Scope of Study where a brief description was given on Silica Nano-Particles. There are a few objectives to this research which are to Synthesis and Characterize of Silica Nano-Particles and to conduct the Experiment on Oil-Water Separation and Optimization for Oil Absorbed. After that. in Chapter two, the author talks about the Literature Review for the research. In this part, there were a lot of references taken and a few journals and books were read to support the research that was conducted. Next, in Chapter 3, the author talks about the methodology of how the Synthesis and Characterization of the Silica Nano-Particles is done. The methodology of the OilWater Separation experiment is also been shown in that section. In Chapter 4, the author talks about the Results that were obtained from the Material Characterization, Experiment and Optimization for Oil Absorbed and the author has discussed what has been accomplished from all these three parts. Last but not least, in Chapter 5, the author taJks about the Conclusion and Recommendation about this research. In this part, the Conclusion summarizes this whole report and the Recommendation talks about how to improve this research in the future. Thus, this study is aimed at investigating the efficiency of silica nano-particles can be simply improved by its surface modification with selected hydrophobic organic molecules in the specific processes.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Catalysis
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 11:42
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:41
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/10396

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