Water filtration by using apple and banana peels as activated carbon

Ahmad, Siti Ajariah and Mohd Sahimi, Amir Muhaimin and Ramli, Nurul Natasah Haziqah and Jumaat, Nur Amirah (2020) Water filtration by using apple and banana peels as activated carbon. In: Application in Science and Technology. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 20-25. ISBN 978-967-2389-53-8

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Water filter is an important devices for reducing the contaminants in raw water. Activated from charcoal is used to absorb the contaminants. Fruit peels are some of the suitable alternative carbon to substitute the charcoal. Determining the role of fruit peels which were apple and banana peels powder as activated carbon in water filter is the main goal. Drying and blending the peels till they become powder is the way to allow them to absorb the contaminants. Comparing the results for raw water before and after filtering is the observation. After filtering the raw water, the reading for pH was 6.8 which is in normal pH and turbidity reading recorded was 658 NTU. As for the colour, the water becomes more clear compared to the raw water. This study has found that fruit peels such as banana and apple are an effective substitute to charcoal as natural absorbent.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science--Research; Technology--Research; Education, Higher--Research--Malaysia; Government publications--Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Noraida Miskan
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 03:00
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 03:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2697

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