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The effectiveness of peat-AC composite adsorbent in removing color and Fe from landfill leachate

Rosli, Mohd Arif and Daud, Zawawi and Abdul Latiff, Ab Aziz and A Rahman, Shahril Effendi and Oyekanmi, Adeleke Abdulrahman and Zainorabidin, Adnan and Awang, Halizah and Abdul Halim, Azhar (2017) The effectiveness of peat-AC composite adsorbent in removing color and Fe from landfill leachate. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 9 (3). pp. 35-38. ISSN 26007916

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Abstract

Adsorption is a commonly used method for the removal of such various pollutants from aqueous solutions. Nowadays, due to cost-effectiveness, the adsorbent should be economical and cheaply available in abundance and it should require minimal for discharge into water bodies. This study was undertaken to investigate the efficiency of activated carbon (AC) to partially replace with peat as an inexpensive adsorbate composite medium for removing color and iron (Fe) from landfill leachate. The process of identifying the optimum composition of the composite adsorbent was carried out using batch technique. It shaken for 2 hours with 200 rpm at pH 7. The optimum ratio of peat and AC had been chosen as 2.0:2.0 for color while 2.5:1.5 for Fe. The value of the removal percentage for color and Fe were 74.4% and 79.6% in respectively. This indicates that peat can be used as a cost-effective medium to partially substitute of commercially AC in the composite for color and iron removal at a considerably lower cost.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peat; activated carbon; composite; landfill leachate; leachate treatment; adsorption
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD878-880 Soil pollution. Soil remediation
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 08:00
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 08:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10525
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