Phototreatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) over Cu/TiO2 Photocatalyst

Kim Hoong Ng  -  Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang,, Malaysia
Mohd Rizauddin Deraman  -  Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang,, Malaysia
Chun How Ang  -  Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang,, Malaysia
Soo Kee Chong  -  Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang,, Malaysia
Zi Ying Kong  -  Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang,, Malaysia
Maksudur R. Khan  -  Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang,, Malaysia
*Chin Kui Cheng  -  Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang,, Malaysia
Received: 5 Jan 2014; Published: 1 Aug 2014.
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The current work reported on the use of different formulations of Cu/TiO2 photocatalysts for the UV-irradiation of palm oil mills effluent (POME). Different copper loadings, viz. 2 wt%, 5 wt%, 10 wt%, 15 wt%, 20 wt% and 25 wt% were doped onto titania. XRD pattern confirmed the presence of anatase TiO2 as primary phase due to mild calcination temperature (573 K). Photo-decomposition of POME over 20 wt% Cu/TiO2 exhibited the highest conversion (27.0%) attributed to its large pore diameter (20.0 nm). In addition, optimum loading was 0.83 g/l. © 2014 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved

Received: 5th January 2014; Revised: 8th April 2014; Accepted: 8th April 2014

[How to Cite: Hoong, N.K., Deraman, M.R., Ang, C.H., Chong, S.K., Kong, Z.Y., Khan, M.R., Cheng, C.K., (2014). Phototreatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) over Cu/TiO2 Photocatalyst. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 9 (2): 121-127. (doi:10.9767/bcrec.9.2.6011.121-127)]

[Permalink/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.9.2.6011.121-127 ]

Keywords: POME; Copper; TiO2; UV-irradiation
Funding: Ministry of Education Malaysia

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