Removal of Iron and Manganese in Groundwater using Natural Biosorbent

Fauzi, Baharudin and Mohd Yuhyi, Mohd Tadza and S. N., Mohd Imran and J., Jani (2018) Removal of Iron and Manganese in Groundwater using Natural Biosorbent. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 4th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability (IConCEES 2017) , 4-5 December 2017 , Langkawi, Malaysia. pp. 1-6., 140 (012046). ISSN 1755-1315

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This study was conducted to measure and compare the concentration of iron, manganese and hardness of the river and groundwater and to determine the effectiveness of iron and manganese removal by using natural biosorbent which is banana peels. The samples of river and groundwater were collected at riverbank filtration site at Jenderam Hilir, Dengkil. Based on the water quality investigation, the concentration of iron and manganese in the samples of groundwater have exceeded the drinking water quality standard which are 0.3 mg/L for iron and 0.1 mg/L for manganese. The removal process of the iron and manganese in the groundwater was done by using 2, 4 and 8 grams of banana peels activated carbon. It is found that with higher amount of activated banana peels, the removal of iron and manganese is more effective. The ranges of percentage of iron and manganese removal are between 82.25% to 90.84% and 98.79% to 99.43% respectively. From the result, banana peels activated carbon can be concluded as a one of the most effective low-cost adsorbent for groundwater treatment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activated carbon; Activated carbon treatment; Fruits; Ground water; Iron; Potable water; Sustainable development; Water quality
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 04:47
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 04:47
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