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Production of activated carbon from (EFB) for removal of cadmium

Al-Khatib, Ma An Fahmi Rashid and Muyibi, Suleyman Aremu and Omotayo, Amode Jeminat (2010) Production of activated carbon from (EFB) for removal of cadmium. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010), 26 - 27 January 2010, Kuala Lumpur.

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In this work, various activated carbons have been prepared by steam activation from oil palm empty fruit bunches to study the effect of activation temperature, activation time and steam flow rate. Series of batch laboratory experiments were conducted in order to investigate the feasibility of activated carbon – derived from oil palm empty fruit bunches to find the suitability of its application for the removal of heavy metal (cadmium) from aqueous solution through the adsorption process. Assessment was carried out by studying the influence of removal of Cadmium, pH, adsorbent dosage and agitation rate to select the optimum best production conditions using a 2-level full factorial experimental design for PACs produced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5595/22109
Uncontrolled Keywords: activated carbon, EFB, cadmium
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering. Sustainable engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Sakinah Kamaludin
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 10:31
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2013 10:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22109

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