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WATER AND AIR QUALITY TREATMENT BY USING RUBBER SEED SHELL ACTIVATED CARBON FORM AGRICUTURAL WASTE

Description: Nowadays, there are growing interests to alternatives and inexpensive material for the existing activated carbon (AC). Exploring effective and low-cost AC may contribute to environmental sustainability and offer benefits for future commercial applications. Rubber Seed Shell Activated Carbon (RSSAC) is develop for water and air treatment.

Activated carbon (AC) are promising technology for improving water quality and air quality by using water treatment and air filtration process respectively. The raw material for this AC are rubber seed shell (RSS). RSS are affordable and abundant agricultural based product in many tropical countries, particularly Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Several techniques including thermal activation (physical activation) and chemical activation have been successfully developed to convert RSS into an AC which called by Rubber Seed Shell Activated Carbon (RSSAC). Larger surface area and high adsorption capacity of RSSAC could improve the water and air contaminant reduction. It product for future !

Organisation: UNIVERSITI TUN HUSSEIN ONN MALAYSIA (UTHM) & UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PERLIS (UniMAP)

Innovator(s): Abdul Mutalib Leman, Muhammad Syafiq Muzarpar, Khairunnisa A Rahman, Baderin Osman, Supaat Zakaria, Shayfull Zamree Abd Rahim

Category: Environment

Country: Malaysia

Silver Award