Characterisation of Cassava (Manihots calentacrantz) Waste-WaterJournal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Science (Vol.3, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2019-15-07
Authors : Erepamowei Young Douye Markmanuel;
Page : 30-33
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— Wastewater is an inevitable substance released during cassava-foofoo processing. It is either a by-product of initial production process or they arise when the cassava tubers are indiscriminately discharged to a nearby water body. Since human life generally involves the activities that result in the production of cassava waste water, it is of importance in this research to know the importance of cassava waste water to humans and to characteristize it. Cassava waste water was produced and characterized for its rust-removing capabilities. Organic components were also separated by GC-MS. The results show that the waste water contains alcohols, acids and others (3-penten-2-ol, 1- butanol, 3-hexanol, octadecanoic acid, Oleic acid, n-hexadecanoic acid, acetoin, dibutyl phthalate, Squalene, and bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate). It can remove rust from metallic substances such as nails.
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