Colour removal from industrial wastewater using bladderwort as adsorption media / Salina Alias, Amalina Amirah Abu Bakar, Nor Azliza Akbar and Siti Normasyarah Muhamed

Alias, Salina and Abu Bakar, Amalina Amirah and Akbar, Nor Azliza and Muhamed, Siti Normasyarah (2012) Colour removal from industrial wastewater using bladderwort as adsorption media / Salina Alias, Amalina Amirah Abu Bakar, Nor Azliza Akbar and Siti Normasyarah Muhamed. Esteem Academic Journal, 8 (1). pp. 48-63. ISSN 1675-7939

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Abstract

Adsorption process in wastewater treatment using natural products has become popular due to its low cost and environmentally friendly approach. However, less attention has been focused on the ability of aquatic plant species such as Bladderwort as an adsorption media. This paper discusses the effectiveness of using Bladderwort as a natural adsorbent for the removal of colour from wastewater. Under batch technique, the effect on adsorbent size (75-600 μm), wastewater pH (pH 1-12) and agitation speed (50-250 rpm) was determined. The results indicated that the removal efficiency of colour is in tandem with the size of Bladderwort as higher size particles have more efficiency on removal of colour. Besides, the wastewater pH also plays a major role in the colour removal efficiency where the highest removal was observed in acidic condition compared to alkali. However, the agitation speed is least affected in the removal of colour. The optimum size of Bladderwort and pH to effectively remove the colour was at 600 μm and pH 3.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Alias, SalinaUNSPECIFIED
Abu Bakar, Amalina AmirahUNSPECIFIED
Akbar, Nor AzlizaUNSPECIFIED
Muhamed, Siti NormasyarahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang
Journal or Publication Title: Esteem Academic Journal
ISSN: 1675-7939
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 48-63
Item ID: 8861
Uncontrolled Keywords: adsorption process; bladderwort; colour removal; natural adsorbent
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 06:32
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/8861

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