Performance assessment of cassava peel starch and alum as dual coagulant for turbidity removal in dam water

Mohd Asharuddin, Syazwani and Othman, Norzila and Mohd Zin, Nur Shaylinda and Tajarudin, Husnul Azan and Md. Din, Mohd Fadhil and Kumar, Vicky (2018) Performance assessment of cassava peel starch and alum as dual coagulant for turbidity removal in dam water. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (4). pp. 185-192. ISSN 2229-838X

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The agricultural and food processing industries generate a significant portion of residues, refuse and waste. Conversion of these wastes into useful end product would be beneficial not only to the economy but also the environment as it reducing the solid waste disposal problem. The present study was aimed to investigate the performance of cassava peel starch (CPS) extracted from cassava peel waste in combination with alum to act as dual coagulant for turbidity removal in raw water from Sembrong dam. Comparative studies by employing both alum and CPS as primary coagulant using several series of Jar test were also conducted. Results showed that the usage of alum-CPS as dual coagulant not only enhanced the turbidity removal with maximum achievement up to 91.47%, but also significantly improve the coagulation process by reducing both alum dosage and settling time up to 50% which indicates broad prospects to be further developed as emerging green coagulant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coagulation, flocculation, dual coagulant, alum, cassava peel, starch
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > TD429.5-480.7 Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Structural and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 04:03
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 04:03

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