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A pontential agriculture waste material as coagulant aid: Cassava peel

Othman, N. and Abd- Rahim, N. S. and Tuan-Besar, S. N. F. and Mohd-Asharuddin, S. and Kumar, Vinod (2018) A pontential agriculture waste material as coagulant aid: Cassava peel. In: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 311 (2018).


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All A large amount of cassava peel waste is generated annually by small and medium scale industries. This has led to a new policy of complete utilization of raw materials so that there will be little or no residue left that could pose pollution problems. Conversion of these by-products into a material that poses an ability to remove toxic pollutant would increase the market value and ultimately benefits the producers. This study investigated the characteristics of cassava peel as a coagulant aid material and optimization process using the cassava peel was explored through coagulation and flocculation. This research had highlighted that the Cassava peels contain sugars in the form of polysaccharides such as starch and holocellulose. The FTIR results revealed that amino acids containing abundant of carboxyl, hydroxyl and amino groups which has significant capabilities in removing pollutants. Whereas analysis by XRF spectrometry indicated that the CP samples contain Fe2O3 and Al2O3 which might contribute to its coagulation ability. The optimum condition allowed Cassava peel and alum removed high turbidity up to 90. This natural coagulant from cassava peel is found to be an alternative coagulant aid to reduce the usage of chemical coagulants

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 03:18
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 03:18
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12804
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