MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 103, 2017International Symposium on Civil and Environmental Engineering 2016 (ISCEE 2016)
|Number of page(s)
|Water and Wastewater Treatment Process
|05 April 2017
A Chemical and Morphological Study of Cassava Peel: A Potential Waste as Coagulant Aid
1 Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 64200 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
2 School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
This study investigates the chemical and morphological characteristics of cassava peel (CP) biomass as a potential coagulant aid for turbidity, heavy metals and microbial removal. FE-SEM micrograph shown the surface of the CP samples was covered with smooth and globular in shaped of bound starch granules. FTIR spectra demonstrated that carboxyl and hydroxyl groups were present in abundance. Whereas analysis by XRF spectrometry indicated the CP samples contain Fe2O3 and Al2O3 which might contribute to its coagulation ability. The features of CP obtained from this study promotes the feasibility of CP to be further developed and studied to produce effective coagulant aid as sustainable alternative to reduce the usage of chemical coagulants.
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