The Use of Cellulose from Palm Oil Empty Bunches for Water Filters
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Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara
Online publication date: 2018-07-24
Publication date: 2018-07-24
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(4):emEJAC04342
This study aims to obtain water that is suitable for use in bath water or industrial water. This research utilizes natural resources, namely empty palm oil bunches from palm oil plantation waste.The location of palm oil plantations is in North Sumatra. The water sample is use which the water from the canal in the Medan Johor in Medan Subdistrict area. Invertigation did in Laboratory of Base Chemistry Faculty of Mathematics and Scientific Universitas Sumatera Utara for 3 months in 2018. Empty palm oil bunches used are empty bunches that are not from palm oil mills but from empty bunches that fail to have fruit. This was chosen so as not to go through the process of separating palm oil. The sample water was analyzed before treatment and analyzed after treatment. Analysis of the quality and quantity of water consists of the content of Mg, Fe, and Cu. The empty palm oil bunches of palm are processed to produce alpha cellulose. Cellulose is tested with FTIR. The results of this study are expected to meet water quality standards for bath water and industrial water. Cellulose is able to filter canal water that has not been contaminated by industrial wastewater into proper water for bath water and industrial water.