Sugarcane Bagasse-based Adsorbent as an Alternative to Enhance the Harvesting Process of Chlorella vulgaris Biomass

Authors

  • Wan Nurain Farahah Wan Basri Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
  • Jun Wei Lim Centre for Biofuel and Biochemical Research, Institute for Sustainable Living, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
  • Mohamed Hasnain Isa Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
  • Lavania Baloo Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
  • Yoshimitsu Uemura Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
  • Mohammed J.K. Bashir Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 31900 Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Yen Cheong Lee Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
  • Dennis Ling Chuan Ching Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

Keywords:

chemical activations, harvest, microalgae biomass, sugarcane bagasse-derived adsorbents

Abstract

This research brightens a new approach to enhance Chlorella vulgaris biomass harvesting process using low-cost sugarcane bagasse-derived adsorbents in the optimized culture medium. Sugarcane bagasse-derived adsorbents were activated using different chemical concentration. Acid modified sugarcane bagasse-derived adsorbents of 1.5 M resulted the highest adsorption capacity of 66%. Point of zero charge was carried out the explained the reasons. The samples viewed under SEM showed 1.5M acid modified sugarcane bagasse-derived adsorbents have highest microalgae adsorption. Different sizes (710µm, 1mm, 2mm and 4mm) of 1.5M acid modified sugarcane bagasse-derived adsorbents were tested and 4mm-sized sugarcane bagasse-derived adsorbents gave the best adsorption.

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Wan Basri, W. N. F. ., Wei Lim, J., Isa, M. H. ., Baloo, L. ., Uemura, Y. ., J.K. Bashir, M. ., Cheong Lee, Y., & Chuan Ching, D. L. . (2020). Sugarcane Bagasse-based Adsorbent as an Alternative to Enhance the Harvesting Process of Chlorella vulgaris Biomass . Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 46(1), 106–113. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2207

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