Project Title Development of Coagulant from Wheat Germ for Treatment of Coolant Wastewater
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Malaysia produces a thousand tone of wheat germ a week during processing of wheat flour. Wheat germ contains a lot of polymer material that will be useful to be a good coagulant for treated wastewater. The main objective of this research study is to develop a coagulant for treatment of coolant wastewater from wheat germ. Development process starts from the milling of the wheat germ to a small size of around 0.5 mm. After that about 5.0 g of fine wheat germ is boiled with 1.0 L at temperature around 90.0oC for around 30.0 minutes. Lastly, wheat germ coagulant is diluted with water to about 10 times and added with 0.5 gram Al2SO4. Water quality for this study is represented by measurement of the turbidity and colour reduction. As a result turbidity reduction is about 60% meanwhile colour reduction is around 70%. These show that the developed coagulant has a good potential to be used as a coagulant for treatment of coolant wastewater.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2010-09-01


Staff Status
Juferi bin Idris, Prof. Madya Dr Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Invention, Innovation & Design 2009 2009-01-14 UiTM Bronze Dewan Sri Budiman & Annexe, UiTM Shah Alam