Name of Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Faiz Mohd Amin
Name of Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Faiz Mohd Amin
Email: mohamadfaiz@umk.edu.my
Phone: 01132690788
Address: Fakulti Sains Bumi, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA KELANTAN, KELANTAN, Malaysia
Job: Lecturer
Participant ID : ET15
Mode of Presenter (Requested): Oral Presenter
Paper Title: POTENTIAL OF NATURAL-BASED POLYMERS FOR PARTICLE AND HUMIC ACID REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATER
Scope/Category: Environmental Technology
Mode of Presenter (Given) : Non-Presenter
Abstract

In this study, two cationic polymers (Nalco 71305 and Nalco starch) were selected from the list of 21 different polymers. Both polymers were further tested for their ability in the particle removal, humic acid removal and the decrease of the other wastewater parameters. Jar test studies were used for the experiments with polymer dosage in the range of 1-20 mg/L. Both Nalco 71305 and Nalco starch had almost similar performances in the turbidity removal. A maximum of around 90% removal at the 20 mg/L dosages was obtained. A comparison of the humic acid removal in the demineralised water and wastewater was made to study the wastewater matrix effect. A high humic acid removal of around 70% was achieved in the demineralised water while 30% was achieved in the wastewater. Phosphate and COD removal were also reported.

 

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