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Central composite design of zinc removal from model water using chitosan biopolymer

Qudsieh, Isam Y. and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Muyibi, Suleyman Aremu (2013) Central composite design of zinc removal from model water using chitosan biopolymer. In: International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2013), 2 – 4 Jul 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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This research project intended to study the performance of chitosan as flocculating agent for removal heavy metal (zinc) from artificial water. Chitosan was used due to its special characteristics such as non-toxic, hydrophilic, biodegradable, biocompatible, and anti-bacterial, biopolymer and very good adsorption of heavy metal which has led to a very diverse range of its applications. The presence of a large number of amine groups on the chitosan chain increases it adsorption capacity. The effect of contact time, dosage of chitosan, agitation speed and pH were observed for optimal absorption of the zinc in synthetic water. Thus, the application of conventional jar test method used for removal of zinc from synthetic water. Thus, the results of this project which is 52.40% of percentage removal of zinc with optimum conditions; pH7, 30mg dosage, 12 minutes of contact time, and 190 rpm agitation speed approved that chitosan competent to be the alternative adsorbent.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4286/35136
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experimental Design, Central Composite Design, Agitation Speed, Chitosan Biopolymer, Heavy metals, Environmentally Friendly
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nassereldeen Kabbashi
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 10:56
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 15:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35136

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