Synthesis of KCC-1 Using Rice Husk Ash for Pb Removal from Aqueous Solution and Petrochemical Wastewater

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Submitted: 15-11-2018
Published: 15-04-2019
Section: The 4th International Conference of Chemical Engineering & Industrial Biotechnology (ICCEIB 2018)
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A silica-rich rice husk ash (RHA, 95.44% SiO2) was used as a silica precursor in the synthesis of KCC-1 for Pb(II) removal. The extraction of silica was carried out under several extraction methods (alkali fusion (AF), reflux (RF) and microwave heating (MW)) and extraction parameters (NaOH/RHA mass ratio, fusion temperature and H2O/NaOH-fused RHA mass ratio). The highest silica content was obtained using AF method at extraction conditions of NaOH/RHA mass ratio = 2, fusion temperature = 550 ºC, and H2O/NaOH-fused RHA mass ratio = 4, with silica concentration of 85,490 ppm. TEM, FTIR, and BET analyses revealed the synthesized KCC-1 has fibrous morphology with surface area of 220 m2/g. The synthesized KCC-1 showed good performance in removal of Pb(II) from aqueous solution (74%) and petrochemical wastewater (70%). The analyses of petrochemical wastewater revealed that the adsorption process using synthesized KCC-1 effectively decreased the concentration of COD (489 mg/L to 106 mg/L), BOD (56 mg/L to 34 mg/L) and Pb(II) (22.8 mg/L to 6.71 mg/L). This study affirmed that KCC-1 was successfully synthesized using RHA as silica precursor and applied as an efficient adsorbent for Pb(II) removal. Copyright © 2019 BCREC Group. All rights reserved

Received: 15th November 2018; Revised: 1st January 2019; Accepted: 7th January 2019; Available online: 25th January 2019; Published regularly: April 2019

How to Cite: Hasan, R., Chong, C.C., Setiabudi, H.D. (2019). Synthesis of KCC-1 Using Rice Husk Ash for Pb Removal from Aqueous Solution and Petrochemical Wastewater. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 14 (1): 193-201 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.14.1.3619.193-201)




Rice husk ash (RHA); Alkali fusion; Lead; Adsorption

  1. Rosalyza Hasan 
    Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang , 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  2. Chi Cheng Chong 
    Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang , 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  3. Herma Dina Setiabudi 
    Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang , 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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