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Effect of Ipomoea aquatic/ Ipomoea reptans (kangkung) on wastewater quality from oil palm production

Mohd Izwan, Zaman (2010) Effect of Ipomoea aquatic/ Ipomoea reptans (kangkung) on wastewater quality from oil palm production. Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering , Universiti Malaysia Pahang .

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Abstract

In this era of complex and modern technology, water pollution has become a severe problem for the world to cope with. Enormous expenditure has been delivered to resolve this serious matter. Unfortunately, most of the efforts are to no avail without the people awareness and responsibility towards clean environment. To prevent this phenomenon from continuing spread, researchers have found a solution by using the power of nature. It is called Aquatic Plant System. This concept is an improvised technique from the wetland system. The system is an alternative in wastewater engineering especially for water treatment. The water treatment act as secondary filter to our wastewater after the treatment. Uniquely, the wetland system can operate by itself without so much works. This study was conducted to explore the feasibility of using plant species to remediate effluent from palm oil mill effluent. To achieve the objective, Ipomoea Aquatic was chosen for this project. This plant is tested with wastewater from LCSB Oil Palm Plantation in Lepar for two weeks. The water parameters that have been monitored were BOD5, COD, pH, TSS, and Oil and Grease. From the overall experiment results, we found that the removal percentage as follows, for BOD5 is 80.1%, 75.2% for COD, 78.2% for TSS and 85.4% for Oil and Grease. Thus, Ipomoea Aquatic is potential to reduce toxic compounds in wastewater and it economic since it use the natural way.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phytoremediation Water - Pollution
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Shamsor Masra Othman
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 04:12
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 03:48
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/3375
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