RRC ID 11329
Author Moriwaki H, Kitajima S, Kurashima M, Hagiwara A, Haraguchi K, Shirai K, Kanekatsu R, Kiguchi K.
Title Utilization of silkworm cocoon waste as a sorbent for the removal of oil from water.
Journal J Hazard Mater
Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the utilization of silkworm cocoon waste, such as pierced or stained cocoons, as a sorbent material for the removal of motor and vegetable oils from water. The oil-sorption capacity, rate and reusability of the material were evaluated. The results show the high sorption capacity of the silkworm cocoon waste sorbent (42-52 g(oil)/g(sorbent) for motor oil and 37-60 g(oil)/g(sorbent) for vegetable oil). The oil sorbed onto the material could be recovered by squeezing the sorbent, and the squeezed material showed an oil-sorption capacity over 15 g(oil)/g(sorbent). We concluded that the material shows a high performance as a low cost and environmental friendly sorbent for the removal of oil from water.
Volume 165(1-3)
Pages 266-70
Published 2009-6-15
DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.09.116
PII S0304-3894(08)01466-0
PMID 19008047
MeSH Adsorption Animals Bombyx* Fuel Oils* Oils / isolation & purification* Plant Oils / isolation & purification Water Purification / methods*
IF 9.038
Times Cited 64
Silkworms NA