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Chitosan beads as an adsorbent for the removal of colour from natural rubber wastewater

Daud, Zawawi and Nasir, Nazlizan and Awang, Halizah and Ab Aziz, Nur Adila and Ahmad, Baharin and Ridzuan, Mohd Baharudin and Tajarudin, Husnul Azan (2018) Chitosan beads as an adsorbent for the removal of colour from natural rubber wastewater. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (9). pp. 93-98. ISSN 2229838X


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Natural rubber processing wastewater contains high concentration of organic compound, colour, nitrogen, and other contaminants. This study evaluated a chitosan bead as an adsorbent in adsorption process for natural rubber wastewater treatment. The effects of adsorbent dosage, pH, shaking speed and contact time and adsorption isotherm on colour adsorption onto chitosan beads were evaluated using batch experiments. Meanwhile, Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models were used to validate the experimental data. Maximum removal of 71.5%, for colour was observed for an adsorbent dosage 4.5 g, pH 7, and shaking speed 150 rpm. Equilibrium was achieved in 120 min. The equilibrium data were fitted to Langmuir isotherm model when compared with Freundlich isotherm models.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wastewater; natural rubber; chitosan; colour; adsorption
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD1-157 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 03:38
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 03:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11771
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