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Wastewater: Microalga Freely-Suspended Technique for Heavy Metal Removal

Syed Sheikh, Syed Ahmad (2015) Wastewater: Microalga Freely-Suspended Technique for Heavy Metal Removal. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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The hazardous mineral content such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), the existence of heavy metals in Palm Oil Mill Effluent, (POME) such as lead (Pb) and manganese (Mn) and having the characteristics of high chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biological oxygen demand (BOD) in the wastewater may lead to a serious pollution to the environment. Current methods in removing the heavy metals content in the wastewater have several limitations. POME remediation and removal of heavy metals in POME using microalgae is a sustainable and cost effective approach. Basically in this project, the purpose of the project is to study the efficiency of different types of microalga in removing the heavy metals content in POME. The project starts by collecting and preparing the raw samples of POME and proceeds with culturing of microalga, check the growth condition of microalga in POME environment, perform the treatment of heavy metals using microalga and lastly, analyse the result obtained from Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and calculate the removal efficiency of each microalga for each type of heavy metals. The result expected for the project is that the microalga able and effective in removing the heavy metals in POME. The efficiency of the microalga will be discussed in the result and discussion section as well as in conclusion. One of the advantages of using microalgae is that, with their photosynthesis abilities, it is able to produce useful biomasses (Abdel-Raouf et al, 2012). Freely-suspended is among the techniques that could lead to continued use of algae over prolonged period. A combination of wastewater treatment and renewable bioenergy production will act as a benefit to the palm oil industry and renewable energy sector.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 16:58
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:36
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/15744

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