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Adsorption of Heavy Metal (Nickel) In Waste Water Treatment Using Banana Peels

Mohamed Ghozali, Nurul Hidayah (2012) Adsorption of Heavy Metal (Nickel) In Waste Water Treatment Using Banana Peels. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Heavy metal contamination exists in aqueous wastes of many industries in Malaysia and nickel is of the many type of heavy metal ions that are available in the Malaysian waste water streams. There are various ways to remove heavy metal ions from waste water; however the main disadvantages such as economically unattractive and ineffectiveness of the methods has led to the development of alternative technologies. Adsorption is being widely used for removal of heavy metals from waste streams and activated carbon has been frequently used as an adsorbent. However, agricultural wastes are currently being experimented as adsorbents which here in Malaysia, are in abundant and cost effective. Banana peels have been more popularly used in many studies as being one of the more effective and inexpensive type of agricultural waste. This project aims to study the adsorption capacities of three different types of banana peels as an adsorbent to adsorb nickel by manipulating variables such as the contact time, dosage of banana peels and nickel concentrations at constant room temperature. The banana peels' surface characteristics were studied using the CHN Analyzer and the FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectrometer. Furthermore, the batch adsorption tests were analyzed using the AAS Analysis.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Process System Engineering
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 10:30
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:40
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/9636

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