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Articles by M.W. Ali
Total Records ( 2 ) for M.W. Ali
  M. Mohamad , M.W. Ali and A. Ahmad
  A mass transfer model of major phytochemical components from Eurycoma longifolia was developed in order to describe the solid-liquid extraction process. The yield of the extraction normally depends on the operating parameters such as solvent to raw material ratio, extraction time, temperature and agitation speed. In this study, the model was developed taking into account the two-way mass transfer of solute into liquid phase and the solvent into solid system. The influence of processing variables such as extraction temperature, solvent to raw material ratio and agitation speed was simulated by the model. Several assumptions were made in the theoretical approach to solve the simulation algorithm in order to predict the performance of the solid-liquid extraction system. From the study, it can be concluded that when the extraction temperature was increased, the yield of extraction also increased and this has reduced the extraction time. The best agitation speed was found to be at 400 rpm.
  S.M. Jamil , M.W. Ali , A. Ripin and A. Ahmad
  It was common to use solvent extraction to recover base oil from used lubricants. Although, significant amount of contaminants removal was achieved by using solvent extraction, some problems arised which need to be resolved. The recovered base oil from solvent extraction was still in the darkish color with stink odor and only minimum heavy metals were removed. As an alternative, an adsorption method which used chitosan to remove metals and contaminants was being investigated. This paper presents the application of experimental design on the study of metals removal from the recovered base oil using adsorption process. Four parameters namely temperature, contact time, chitosan grain size and chitosan dosage on the performance of chitosan to adsorb metals were studied. It was found that the most influential parameter effecting the metals removal was the chitosan grain size. The metals removals also greatly depended on the temperature of the process and chitosan dosage. The performance of these parameters will be further investigated.
 
 
 
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