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Membrane Application in the Recovery of Gaharu Active Marker Compound from Water Mixture

Chin Weng, Foo (2013) Membrane Application in the Recovery of Gaharu Active Marker Compound from Water Mixture. Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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This study focuses the membrane application in the recovery of gaharu active marker compound from water mixture. The objective of this study is to design the separator process using membrane technique to recover gaharu active marker compound from water mixture and to analyse the recovered gaharu marker compound using membrane separation. The gaharu marker compounds that needed to be separated are agarospirol, jinkohol, α-guainene and selina-3,11-dien-9-al. Preparative High Performance Liquid Chromatography was used as the qualitative analysis of the gaharu active marker compound in the mixture. The membrane was applied to separate the marker compound from the water mixture. Milipore Stirred Ultrafiltration Cell Model 8200 was used as the membrane separation proces unit. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy was used to capture microscope image of the TS40 and SB90 nanofiltration membrane used in the experiment. At the end of the experiment, TS40 nanofiltration membrane was able to separate the gaharu marker compounds at the average flux value of 0.45 ml/cm2.h to 2.00 ml/cm2.h with varying pressure from 1 bar to 4 bar.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Project paper (Bachelor of Chemical Engineering) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang – 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Membrane separation Agarwood (Wood)
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Suriati Mohd Adam
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 02:28
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 09:34
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