Acetylation of oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber as an adsorbent for removal of crude oil.

Abstract

Removal of oil spillage from the environment is a global concern. Various methods, including the use of fibers as sorbents, have been developed for oil spill control. Oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) fiber is a plant biomass that may be acetylated by acetic anhydride using N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) as a catalyst; here, the extent of acetylation may be… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6349-2

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