Oil by-Product Removal from Aqueous Solution using Sugarcane Bagasse as Absorbent
Hamid Sarkheil1, Javad Tavakoli2, Reza Behnood3

1Hamid Sarkheil, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Environment, Karaj, Iran.
2Javad Tavakoli, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Environment, Karaj, Iran.
3Reza Behnood, Safety and Protection Engineering Department, Petroleum University of Technology, Abadan, Iran.
Manuscript received on July 19, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on July 20, 2014. | Manuscript published on July 25, 2014. | PP:48-52 | Volume-2 Issue-9, July 2014. | Retrieval Number: I0778072914/2014©BEIESP

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Abstract: Recently many researchers have proved the capability of agricultural solid wastes as adsorbents to remove many types of pollutants including petroleum hydrocarbons. This study was examined oil adsorption capacity of modified sugarcane bagasse to explore their practical application in treating oil spills within water. All type of oil by-products are toxic and cause severe problems to aquatic environment. Sugarcane bagasse can remove some oil by-product, although need modification. The oil by-product capacities of sugarcane bagasse vary, depending on the pH of solution, initial oil concentration, adsorbent dosage and its size, process temperature and salinity of aqueous. Maximum adsorption capacity of modified micro size bagasse was seen about 20g oil by-product per 1g sorbent.
Keywords: Oil by-Product, sugarcane bagasse, pollutants, modification.