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COD and ammonia removal from landfill leachate using mixed granular absorbent media

Daud, Zawawi and Abubakar, Mahmoud Hijab and Abdul Latiff, Ab Aziz and Awang, Halizah and Ahmad, Zulkifli and Ridzuan, Mohd Baharudin (2018) COD and ammonia removal from landfill leachate using mixed granular absorbent media. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering), 80 (4). pp. 81-86. ISSN 21803722


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Landfills generate leachate that contains elevated concentration of contaminants and is hazardous to human health and the ecosystem. In this study, the mixture of granular feldspar and cockle shells was investigated for remediation of COD and ammonia from landfill leachate. All adsorbent media were sieved to a particle size between 2.00 and 3.35 mm. The results revealed that the optimum mixing ratio of feldspar and cockle shells was 20:20, shaking speed was 150 rpm, pH level was 6, shaking time was 120 min, and dosage was 30 g. The adsorption isotherm analysis reveals that the Langmuir isotherm yielded the best fit to experimental data as compared to the Freundlich isotherm. The media produce encouraging results and can potentially be used as a good and sustainable adsorbent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cockle shells; feldspar; COD; ammonia nitrogen; leachate
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169-171 Environmental protection. Environmental geotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 02:33
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 02:33
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11780
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