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Palm oil mill effluent : a waste or a raw material?

Salihu, Aliyu and Alam, Md. Zahangir (2012) Palm oil mill effluent : a waste or a raw material? Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 8 (1). pp. 466-473. ISSN 1819-544X

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Environmental issues are increasingly becoming more important globally. Large quantities of Palm oil mill effluent (POME) are generated annually during crude palm oil production. In this review, POME was considered as a biphasic product; being a major source of pollution in Malaysia due to its high organic load and as a cheap renewable residue which has been found to be useful in the production of fertilizers, citric acid, bioethanol, biohydrogen, bioplastic, hydrolytic enzymes, among others. Some of the benefits that can be derived from these productions include lower production cost, less waste and reduced energy consumption. Thus, recent advances in biotechnology could offer better solutionsto POME treatment by using it as a raw material to develop some valueadded products

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palm oil mill effluent, pollution, raw material, value-added products.
Subjects: 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: Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 09:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23176

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