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Improvement of organic matter removal in water produced of oilfields using low cost Moringa peels as a new green environmental adsorbent

Paper Topic: 
Water and Wastewater Treatment

Pages :
268 - 274

Corresponing Author: 
Ahmed Samir Naje
Ahmed S.N. Ali S.J. Al-Zubaidi Η.Α.Μ. Ali A.H. Ajeel M.A.
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The present study observed the removal of the organic content from the real effluent water produced by the oilfields. The proposed treatment process was the adsorption technique using the moringa peels as adsorbing agent. The effect of processing parameters such as adsorbent dosage, contact time and pH has been investigated using the batch adsorption method. The Langmuir isotherm provided a better fit for the adsorption equilibrium data than the Freundlich isotherm. It was observed that organic content adsorption was dependent on pH. The maximum removals of organic content were 65.4 % and 94.1% for moringa and activated moringa peels respectively at pH =3, 120 min, 1.5 gm dose. The outcome of this study exposes that activated moringa peels might be rummage-sale as a low-cost adsorbent for the removal of organic content from produced water.

Oilfields, Produced water, Organic material , Moringa peels, Adsorption.