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Optimization of process parameters for boron adsorption from sea water using Moringa oleifera seeds

Jami, Mohammed Saedi and Zakaria, Nur Syahirah and Ahmed, Moussa Mohamed and Ngabura, Mohammed and Ahmad, Mani Malam (2018) Optimization of process parameters for boron adsorption from sea water using Moringa oleifera seeds. In: 5th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2018), 19th-20th September 2018, Kuala Lumpur.

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Boron is an essential element for plants, animal and human. Nonetheless, its presence in seawater and some natural ground waters could be harmful to plants and animals. Human life and the eco-system could also be seriously affected when exposed to excess boron. Boron has various applications especially in the industrial sector that led to its easy discharge to the environment. In order to safeguard public health, many separation technologies have been used in boron removal from seawater. Among these technologies, adsorption process is highly recommended because it can treat solutions with very low concentration of boron using selective adsorbents. In this work, Moringa oleifera has been chosen to be adsorbent due to its non-toxic and biodegradable properties and promising removal efficiency. Besides, it is environmentally friendly; it does not significantly affect the pH and conductivity of water after the treatment. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effect of parameters on the adsorption capacity of M. oleifera. The studied parameters that influenced boron sorption are solution pH (7-9), adsorbent dosage (0.4-0.8 g), and contact time (60-180 min) were optimized by using Face-centred Central Composite Design (FCCCD). The results showed that the highest percentage removal of 65% was achieved at optimum pH of 8, contact time of 120 min and adsorbent dosage of 0.6 g. The adsorption studies were better fitted to Freundlich isotherm compared to Langmuir isotherm model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5545/66650
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optimization, Boron, Sea Water, Moringa oleifera, Seeds
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammed Saedi Jami, PhD CEng MIChemE
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 11:58
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 11:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66650

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