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Syngas production from palm oil mill effluent via catalytic steam reforming

Kim, Hoong Ng and Yoke, Wang Cheng and Zhan, Sheng Lee and Chin, Kui Cheng (2018) Syngas production from palm oil mill effluent via catalytic steam reforming. In: 4th International Conference Of Chemical Engineering And Industrial Biotechnology (ICCEIB 2018), 1-2 August 2018 , Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. pp. 76-78..

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Abstract

This paper reports on the novel application of catalytic steam reforming process to convert palm oil mill effluent (POME) into syngas over a 20wt%Ni/80wt%Al2O3 catalyst. In Malaysia, palm oil industry is the most important agro-based industry, with a total production of 37.2 million tons of crude palm oil for the past two years [1]. During the palm oil extraction, more than 50% of the water consumed would end up as wastewater, commonly known as palm oil mill effluent (POME). In Malaysia, POME waste is considered as one of the major sources of water due to the inefficiency of widely-adopted open ponding treatment system. POME has high organic loading, with reported mean biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) values of 25000 ppm and 51000 ppm [2].

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palm oil mill effluent; Steam reforming; Syngas; Waste treatment
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 02:21
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 02:21
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/23647
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