Partly decomposed empty fruit bunch fiber as a potential adsorbent for ammonia-nitrogen from urban drainage water

Abu Zahrim Yaser, and Ricky L. N. S., and Shahril Yusof, and Rosalam Sarbatly, and Nurmin Bolong, and Ahmad Mukifza Harun, and Azreen Ibrahim, (2015) Partly decomposed empty fruit bunch fiber as a potential adsorbent for ammonia-nitrogen from urban drainage water. Proceedings of the International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference 2014 (7). pp. 989-1001. ISSN 978-981-287-289-0

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-290-6_86

Abstract

The removal of ammonia-nitrogen from aqueous solution by using partly decomposed oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) fibers has been investigated in this study. The unmodified EFB fiber was superior than highly concentrated sodium hydroxide (1.25 M) modified EFB for ammonia-nitrogen removal. The biosorption isotherm data for ammonia-nitrogen on unmodified EFB fibers were well fitted by Freundlich isotherm model that suggesting the heterogeneous adsorption behavior of the adsorption process (R2 = 0.991). The adsorption kinetic modeling of the adsorption data indicated pseudo-second-order model is the better to describe the predicting a chemisorption process (R2 = 0.9875).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ammonia-nitrogen removal, Urban drainage, Biosorption isotherm, Adsorption kinetic modelling
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
ID Code:15042
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:28 Nov 2016 11:57
Last Modified:28 Nov 2016 11:57

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