Hye !! Sorry guys. I'm too buzy with my schedule. Even, my plan to tell you guys about my trip to Langkawi, have to postpone to future time that I have not decide yet.
Too many things to do, my final year project, classes, small project and of course my plant design project. I would say, the fouth year is the worst year I have been through. Even for me who really busy with curicular activities, this is the worst time I ever had.
So, I would tell you a bit about my final year project, entitled, (er not really a title but eventually you will get the general idea of it) Production of Activated Carbon from Palm oil Shell.
For explanation you just can refer the picture below for better understanding.
This is the palm kernel oil. The palm fruit.
You can see the structure of the palm fruit, you got the pulp which you can get the oil and the kernel you also can obtain the oil. What I need is only the one with labelled hard shell.
Tarra !!! So, we get only palm shell.
Our palm shell from factory nearby
We put on a tray, after washing it with n-hexane
And we dried it in the oven for 24 hour
And then you grind the palm shell into smaller particle.
Then you sieved it, to get the size that you want
Then, you get your sample ready for carbonization process and activation process
After carbonization and activation process, this is what you will get. Activated carbon
Voila. Now you have activated carbon you can use.
If you send to analyze it, you can see the porosity of this activated carbon and for the application