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Controlled experimental study on removing diesel oil spillages using agricultural waste products

Li, MM, Pan, HC, Huang, SL and Scholz, M 2013, 'Controlled experimental study on removing diesel oil spillages using agricultural waste products' , Chemical Engineering & Technology, 36 (4) , pp. 673-680.

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Abstract

Diesel oil was used as adsorbate, while corn stalk, wheat straw and sawdust were used as natural sorbents for adsorbing and absorbing pure oil and oil in water. The results showed that all three agricultural wastes absorbed diesel. The corresponding saturated sorption amounts of wheat straw, corn stalk and sawdust were 8.54 g g–1, 7.03 g g–1 and 8.2 g g–1. The optimum conditions found were: corn stalk particle size between 830 and 1700 μm, oscillation frequency of 0 r min–1, i.e., no wave movement, oil film thickness of 0.55 mm and adsorbent dosage of 0.29 g; sawdust particle size between 830 and 1700 μm, oscillation frequency of 0 r min–1, oil film thickness of 0.55 mm and adsorbent dosage of 0.25 g; wheat straw particle size between 500 and 830 μm, oscillation frequency of 0 r min–1, oil film thickness of 0.55 mm and adsorbent dosage of 0.24 g.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Absorption,Corn stalk, Oil, Orthogonal design;Sawdust, Wheat straw
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Chemical Engineering & Technology
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0930-7516
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Funders: National Science Foundation of China, National Science Foundation of Tianjin, National Key Projects of Water Pollution Control and Prevention, The Royal Society
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 13:01
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31847

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