Bio char production from sugar cane bagasse and its application sugarcane processing wastewater treatment

M. M. Manyuchi, Charles Mbohwa, E. Muzenda

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Abstract

The sugar producing industry generates tons of bagasse as a waste product. This bagasse has the potential to be converted to bio char. In this study, sugarcane bagasse was converted to bio char at 600 C for 3 hours and a heating rate of 10 C/min using the pyrolysis technology. A bio char yield of 75%was achieved with a surface area of 500 m2/g and a particle size of <2mm. The bio char was used as anadsorbent media in sugarcane wastewater and the changes in the pH, biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total nitrogen (Tot-N), total phosphate (Tot-P) and the total solids(TS) were monitored using standard methods. Application of the bagasse based bio char in sugarcanewastewater treatment resulted in the significant reduction of BOD, COD, Tot-N, Tot-P and TS by85.1%, 84.8%, 74.8%, 76.5% and 84.7% respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages2900-2906
Number of pages7
EditionMarch
ISBN (Print)9781532359491, 9781532359514, 9781532359521
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Event10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 10 2020Mar 12 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
NumberMarch
Volume0
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/10/203/12/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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