keywords: Mango seed bark, oil pollution, packed column, remediation
A column study was conducted to evaluate efficiency of mango seed bark as a sorbent material in the removal of crude oil from crude oil polluted water. The study was carried out in a packed continuous column with initial oil concentration of 200 mg/L. The result showed that increasing the bed height of the packing from 5 - 25 cm resulted to an increase in percentage removal of the oil from 47.69 - 95.38 % at a constant contact time of 30 min and flow rate of 26.52 cm3/min and correlation coefficient of R2 = 0.92. The study identifies mango seed bark as a suitable sorbent that can be used for continuous remediation of oil from crude oil polluted water. The maximum uptake of 190.77 mg/L oil was recorded at 25 cm bed height.
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