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Removal of glyphosate from water: applying coupled Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)-adsorption method


Mobarekeh, Mohsen Nourouzi and Chuah, Teong Guan and Choong, Thomas Shean Yaw (2013) Removal of glyphosate from water: applying coupled Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)-adsorption method. Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 2 (6). pp. 33-42. ISSN 2251-9114


Wastewater discharged from Glyphosate manufacturing is a major environmental concern due to its complicated treatment process. In this study, the performance of a sequencing batch reactor (MSBR)-adsorption process treating Glyphosate wastewater was investigated. Operation results from SBR process showed that effluent's chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency, total suspended solids (TSS) and total phosphorus (TP) were 40 %, 105 mgL-1 and 55 mgL-1, respectively. However, the result of TP concentration did not meet the discharge limitation. The SBR effluent was then undergone an adsorption process using palm kernel shell-based activated carbon (PKS-AC). Minimum adsorbent dosage of 7 gL-1 was needed to further reduce TP concentration to discharge limitation of 2 mgL-1.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research
Keywords: Glyphosate; Biodegradation; Sequencing batch reactor (SBR); Adsorption; Palm kernel shell
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 07:13
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30882
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