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Technical and Economic Feasibility Study of Coconut Shell Charcoal Production as precursor to Activated Carbon in East Coast Malaysia

Noor Sarbani, Wan Muhammad and Shariman, Mustafa and Syed Radzi, Rahamaddulla and S. A., Che Ghani and Anwaruddin, Hisyam (2016) Technical and Economic Feasibility Study of Coconut Shell Charcoal Production as precursor to Activated Carbon in East Coast Malaysia. In: Advances in Business Research International Conference (ABRIC2016) , 16-17 November 2016 , Langkawi, Malaysia. pp. 1-11.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The most common precursors used for the preparation of activated carbons are organic materials that are rich in carbon. The abundance and availability of coconut shells make them excellent sources of raw materials for activated carbon production. A survey has been conducted to identify locations for the supply of coconut shells. The survey has been conducted around a coastal village of Beserah, Kuantan. The cost calculation for two methods was considered, which is to buy from coconut supplier or to do self -collection at the coconut milk entrepreneurs location. Two carbonization methods were used in this study which is traditional drum method and Top-Lit up-Draft (TLUD) drum method. The results from the both methods were observed. The coconut shell charcoals produced were sent to activated carbon manufacturer for evaluation. The coconut shell charcoals from the different methods were priced differently. This is mainly due to different quality of the charcoals. A calculation of possible cost and sales from a small production plant was simulated to know whether a profitable production plant could be set-up. The most common precursors used for the preparation of activated carbons are organic materials that are rich in carbon. The abundance and availability of coconut shells make them excellent sources of raw materials for activated carbon production. A survey has been conducted to identify locations for the supply of coconut shells. The survey has been conducted around a coastal village of Beserah, Kuantan. The cost calculation for two methods was considered, which is to buy from coconut supplier or to do self-collection at the coconut milk entrepreneurs location. Two carbonization methods were used in this study which is traditional drum method and Top-Lit up-Draft (TLUD) drum method. The results from the both methods were observed. The coconut shell charcoals produced were sent to activated carbon manufacturer for evaluation. The coconut shell charcoals from the different methods were priced differently. This is mainly due to different quality of the charcoals. A calculation of possible cost and sales from a small production plant was simulated to know whether a profitable production plant could be set-up.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: activated carbon, coconut shell, charcoal, top lit up draft
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Faculty of Industrial Management
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Wan Muhammad Noor Sarbani Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 03:55
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 01:26
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/15874
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