Welcome To UTPedia

We would like to introduce you, the new knowledge repository product called UTPedia. The UTP Electronic and Digital Intellectual Asset. It stores digitized version of thesis, dissertation, final year project reports and past year examination questions.

Browse content of UTPedia using Year, Subject, Department and Author and Search for required document using Searching facilities included in UTPedia. UTPedia with full text are accessible for all registered users, whereas only the physical information and metadata can be retrieved by public users. UTPedia collaborating and connecting peoples with university’s intellectual works from anywhere.

Disclaimer - Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this web site.Best viewed using Mozilla Firefox 3 or IE 7 with resolution 1024 x 768.

Investigation of Oil Spill Absorbents Using Different Materials

FOO, JERRY KOK XIANG (2011) Investigation of Oil Spill Absorbents Using Different Materials. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF
Download (2662Kb)


Catastrophic oil spills such as that in Gulf of Mexico remind us of the necessity of prompt action to develop an environmentally friendly, cost-effective and large scale technology to minimize environmental consequences caused by such disasters. This research will provide an alternative for oil spill absorbent using organic vegetable products. The applications are for offshore purposes. Three materials that are used for the study are: kapok ( Ceiba Pentandra), coconut husk (Coir), and human hair. Dulang crude oil and Shell diesel oil were used throughout the experiment together with sea water from Teluk Batik. The interfacial tension test that was carried out shown that kapok has a lower contact angle compare to Coir and Human hair. This proved that Kapok is a better natural absorbent for oil spill combat. Oil absorbency test was conducted to measure the oleophilic/hydrophobic capability of each material. All of the three materials were found to have low hydrophobic and high oleophilic characteristic. However, human hair required five times the standardize amount to able to absorb all the oil present in the experiment. It was also found that Kapok can absorb up to five times its own weight. Coir suuk to the bottom after a few minutes which complicate the retrieving process. Overall, the results suggested that organic vegetable products can replace the existing synthetic sorbents for a more environmental friendly method to combat oil spill pollution.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Petroleum Geosciences - Petroleum Engineering - Reservoir Engineering - Basic reservoir engineering
Subject: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 15:18
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:42
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/10524

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...