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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2007  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 282 - 285

Sorption Model of Modified Cellulose as Crude Oil Sorbent

A. Okoro, E.N. Ejike and C. Anunoso    

Abstract: The absorptive behaviour of the three modified cellulose. Cellulose pulps were investigated as crude oil absorbent materials. There three modified cellulose pulps were Benzoyl modified cellulose BMC, Toluenediisocyanate cellulose TDC and toluenediisocyanate cellulose processed by blown TDCb. the highest adsorption capacities of each of these three modified cellulose pulps were BMC (97.50%), TDC (97.50%) and TDCb (81.5%) the adsorptive capacities of these modified cellulose pulps for spilled crude oil decrease with increase in quantity of crude oil spilled. The presence of carbonyl functional group in each of these modified cellulose pulps may be responsible for the discrimation of the absorbent between water and crude oil films floating on water surface.

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