سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۱
محل انتشار: ششمین کنفرانس بین المللی پیشرفتهای علوم و تکنولوژی
تعداد صفحات: ۶
Sarah Aqilah Bt. Anwar – Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
Mhd Radzi Bin Abas –
Mohd Jamil Bin Maah –
Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) is a waste generate by the palm oil industry and dumped in the landfill because it doesn’t have any economical values. Thus, the study of POFA as a low cost adsorbent has been done to replace the current expensive method of heavy metal removal and to tackle the waste disposal problem. The efficiency of POFA as adsorbent was investigated using batch studies against lead [Pb2+]. The effect of time, pH, initial weight, and temperature has been evaluated. The characterization analysis was done using Scanning Electron Microscope (surface image), BET (surface area and pore volume) and X-Ray Fluorescence (chemical composition). The results shows POFA have great potential as adsorbents for lead [Pb2+] removal.