Feasibility Study of Oil Recovery from Used Bleaching Earth Using Waste Solvents

Raman, Abdul Aziz Abdul (2001) Feasibility Study of Oil Recovery from Used Bleaching Earth Using Waste Solvents. .

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<p><font face="Arial">A technical feasibility study was conducted to recover palm oil from spent bleaching earth using solvents which are commonly produced by our local industry as waste in their respective operations.Acetone and petroleum benzene was selected for this purpose. Quantity and quality of oil recovered was compared for various oil to solvent ratios and the results shows that the oil recovered by the waste solvent are comparable to that reported by other worker in this area.The optimal spent earth to solvent ratio was found to be 1:4 and three fresh solvent multiple extractions can recover most of the oil from the spent clay.The oil fraction recovered by both solvents show some variation. The work proves that the concept of using a waste to recover a waste is a technically feasible option.</font></p>

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feasibility Study of Oil Recovery from Used Bleaching Earth Using Waste Solvents
Subjects: University Structure > Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: MR. ADNAN YAHYA
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/57177

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