Technologies Review For Wastewater Treatment: Adsorption, Photocatalysis And Membrane

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Dr Noorfidza Yub Harun

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INTRODUCTION

There are many methods available to treat organic pollutants in an aqueous environment such as adsorption, membrane technology, photocatalysis, coagulation, ozonation and biological treatment. The existence of pollutants in the aquatic environment or wastewater not only hinders the transmission of light which threatens the survival of aquatic organisms, but it can also lead to toxicity as well as dysfunction of liver, kidney and reproductive systems in human beings when consumed. Among these contaminants, stand out are dyes, heavy metals, and oily wastewater. Adsorption is a useful unit operation able to remove contaminants from wastewaters. Adsorption has several advantages including low cost, simple operation and implementation, high efficiency, and abundant source for adsorbent synthesis. In water treatment area, the photocatalytic technology and low-cost adsorbent have been widely investigated for the pollutants and dyes degradation and regarded as sustainable technology treatment in the future Hence, the utilization of TiO2 in photocatalytic water treatment technology has been highly sought due to its high-photoactivity, good thermal and chemical stability, and low toxicity and cost. For the improvement of photodegradation performance, TiO2 is doped or loaded with metal and non-metal elements, as well as paired with other photocatalyst. These strategies are aimed to reduce the recombination rate that decreases the photocatalytic performance. Membrane is an alternative unit operation for water and wastewater treatment. The rapid advancement in membranes technology has matured the technology to compete with existing processes. Since 2000, the materials advancement has reduced the membrane cost to competitive prices. For wastewater treatment, micro- and ultrafiltration membrane often used to meet the regulation discharge. Moreover, membrane technology also implements for water reuse purpose to minimize wastewater discharge.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Recognized existing and effective methods for wastewater treatment.
  • Gain knowledge in treatment of industrial wastewater using adsorbent synthesized from biomass.
  • Understand the utilization of light energy for wastewater treatment and its future potential in industry.
  • Know the challenges faced in membrane technologies for wastewater treatment and how the technologies have evolved

COURSE CONTENT

  • Biomass adsorbent characterization and synthesis for industrial wastewater treatment
  • Wastewater treatment using photocatalytic technology: trend in materials, reactors used and potential for industrial application.
  • Membrane for wastewater and water treatment: Theory, applications, and challenges

TRAINERS

Dr Noorfidza Yub Harun

Dr Noorfidza received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of New Brusnwick, MSc in Forest Engineering and Diploma in University Teaching from the same university. She also received MSc in Environmental Energy Engineering from University of Sheffield and BEng in Chemical and Process Engineering by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her specialization is in Waste-to-green adsorbent, Waste-to-fuel. Blending of materials for bio-composite adsorbent, Industrial waste treatment for fuel, chemicals, and ashes.  

Dr Nonni Soraya Sambudi

Dr Nonni received her PhD in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from KAIST South Korea, M.S in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, from the same university and in 2007 she received B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from University of Indonesia She is experts in wastewater treatment using photocatalytic techniques, biomass conversion to carbon quantum dots (CQDS), composite fibers, membrane, control mechanism of tunable silica-grafted carbon quantum dots from rice husk by heteroatoms doping and surface functionalization, nacre-inspired photocatalytic membrane of PVA-WO3 nanosheets for oily wastewater treatment and hybrid photocatalyst bioadsorbents using naturally occuring materials for water and wastewater treatment.

Dr Nik Abdul Hadi Sapiaa

Dr Nik Abdul Hadi received his PhD in Gas Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2015 and in 2011 he received BEng (Chemical Engineering) from the same university. His specialization area is in Polymeric membrane for wastewater treatment and gas separation; metal-organic framework synthesis.  

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INTRODUCTION There are many methods available to treat organic pollutants in an aqueous environment such as adsorption, membrane technology, photocatalysis, coagulation, ozonation and biological treatment. The existence of pollutants in the aquatic environment or wastewater not only hinders the transmission […]

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