THE INFLUENCE OF CLEANSING AGENT AND SORBENT DOSAGE ON THE AESTHETIC QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER TREATED USING COCONUT SHELL-BASED ACTIVATED CARBON

  • Ibrahim Yakub Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Watiqah Chali Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Norsuzailina Mohamed Sutan Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Abstract

This study investigates the suitability of using commercial activated carbon developed from coconut shell in tap water filtration. Turbidity and metal content were analyzed with respect to the different cleansing agent and activated carbon dosage used in the filtration. The results showed that activated carbon cleansed using potassium hydroxide, zinc chloride or iron chloride, improved the taste of water. It was also found that as the dosage of activated carbon was increased, the taste enhanced and the metal content decreased suggesting the taste of water is inversely proportional to metal content of the water.


Keywords: activated carbon, drinking water, aesthetic quality, odor and taste, turbidity, metal content

Published
2014-06-26
How to Cite
YAKUB, Ibrahim; CHALI, Watiqah; MOHAMED SUTAN, Norsuzailina. THE INFLUENCE OF CLEANSING AGENT AND SORBENT DOSAGE ON THE AESTHETIC QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER TREATED USING COCONUT SHELL-BASED ACTIVATED CARBON. International Journal of Biomass and Renewables, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 1-6, june 2014. ISSN 2289-1692. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijbr/article/view/13871>. Date accessed: 23 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.61762/ijbrvol3iss1art13871.