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Characterization of watermelon rind as biosorbent in removing zinc and lead

Othman, Norzila and Abdul Kadir, Aeslina and Hamdan, R. and Mohamed, R.S. (2015) Characterization of watermelon rind as biosorbent in removing zinc and lead. In: International Conference on Civil, Architectural, Structural and Constructional Engineering (ICCASCE 2015), 21-23 August 2015, Dong-A University, South Korea.

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Rapid industrial development discharged huge volume of heavy metals to the environment. In some cases heavy metals present is high concentration and require treatment. An alternative option in treating heavy metals is using biosorption. Biosorption is a passive physical-chemical process where bio molecule of non living biological material that called as biosorbent, bind with heavy metal ion in aqueous solution. In this research watermelon rind was chosen as biosorbent- Charaeteization studies were conducted using SEMEDX, XRF and FTIR to prove that biosorption process occurred. The results from characterization studies had confirmed the appearance of heavy metals after biosorption due to ion exchange process. These results supported potentially used of watermelon rind as biosorbent for heavy metals removal in various wastewater.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172-193 Environmental pollution
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 08:52
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 08:52
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7246
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