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An overview of fruit waste as sustainable adsorbent for heavy metal removal

Othman, Norzila and Mohd-Asharuddin, S. and M-F-H, Azizul-Rahman (2013) An overview of fruit waste as sustainable adsorbent for heavy metal removal. In: 2013 International Conference on Mechatronic Systems and Materials Application (ICMSMA 2013) , 26-27 June 2013, Guangzhou, China.


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Biosorption is an environmental fiendly method for metal removal as it can be used as a cost effective and efficient technique for heavy metal removal. A lot of biomass can be choosed as biosorbent such as waste material from food processing and agriculture.ent. This paper will review the potential used of local fruit rind as biosorbent for heavy metal removal in wastewater. Heavy metals have been in various industries and resulted to a toxic condition in aquatic ecosystem. Therefore, various techniques have been employed for the treatment of metal-bearing industrial wastewaters including biological treatment through biosorption. Biosorption offers the advantages of low cost, good efficiency and production of sludge with high metal content is possible to avoid by the existence of metal recovery method from metal loaded biosorbent. The successful application of local fruit waste in treating wastewater containing heavy metals requires a deeper understanding of how biosorbent material proceeds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: biosorption; biosorbent; fruit waste; heavy metal
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: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 01:44
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:14
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4027
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