Fibers of Cocos nucifera L. as sorbent of petroleum in marine environment

Abstract

The main environmental impacts caused by oil activities are derived from exploration, transportation and refining activities. Following the Gulf of Mexico accident in 2010, increased global environmental concern in developing methods and materials that have the ability to remove, recover and degrade oil. The present study aimed to take advantage of the coconut residue (Cocos nucifera L.) as sorbent in oil spill in the marine environment. The results showed that, in addition to the good sorption capacity of oil with a high presence of n-alkanes, the use of coconut fiber without heat treatment is better, whereas coconut fiber with heat treatment is more suitable for oil with high presence of resins and asphaltenes.

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Published
2017-01-15
How to Cite
CALDAS, Alex Soares; VIANA, Zenira Cardoso Vilasboas; SANTOS, Vera Lucia Cancio Souza. Fibers of Cocos nucifera L. as sorbent of petroleum in marine environment. Acta Brasiliensis, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 13-18, jan. 2017. ISSN 2526-4338. Available at: <http://revistas.ufcg.edu.br/ActaBra/index.php/actabra/article/view/9>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.22571/Actabra1120179.
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Environmental Chemistry