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Removal of colloidal particles from colloidal waste by use of particle immobilization in gel

Iwata, Masashi and Jami, Mohammed Saedi (2009) Removal of colloidal particles from colloidal waste by use of particle immobilization in gel. In: Filtration & Separation Symposium and Exhibition in collaboration with INCHEM Tokyo 2009 (FSJA F/S Symposium), 19-21 November 2009, TIME24 Bld. Aomi, Tokyo, Japan.

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A new method utilizing particle immobilization in gel is proposed for solid-liquid separation of difficult-to-filter colloidal suspensions. A mixture of alginate aqueous solution and colloidal suspension is added to a calcium cWoride aqueous solution, resulting in calcium alginate gels. The gel suspension is drained gravitationally, followed by mechanical expression of the gel particles. During the expression, the colloidal particles remain in the gels and the expressed liquid is clear. Aperture size of gel network can be controlled by addition of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose to the alginate aqueous solution. Car wax emulsion and cyclohexane emulsion are effectively treated by this method. It is possible to extend this method for the removal of dissolved matter, provided that an appropriate colloidal sorbent is selected.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5545/12697
Uncontrolled Keywords: immonilization, gel,collodial,
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammed Saedi Jami, PhD CEng MIChemE
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2011 10:13
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 12:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12697

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