Removal of Methylene Blue and Malachite Green Dye Using Different Form of Coconut Fibre as Absorbent – Pages 172-177

Removal of Methylene Blue and Malachite Green Dye Using Different Form of Coconut Fibre as Absorbent – Pages 172-177

Y.C. Wong, M.S.R. Senan and N.A. Atiqah

Faculty of Agro Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, Locked Bag 100, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia

http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2013.09.23

Abstract: In this study, coconut fibres are grounded and sieved into the size of 150 μm granular form and filament form of uniform size 2.0 cm for absorption test of methylene blue and malachite green dye in single dye solution were studied. As a result, granular form of coconuts have higher percentage removal dye of methyelene blue and malachite green blue which is 98.3% and 99.0%. This study shows a major approach of turning the agricultural waste to an added value product which is absorbent for wastewater treatment especially in textile industries sector.

Keywords: Coconut fibre, absorption, melethylene blue dye, malachite green dye.