Batik is a cultural heritage which was handed down to her craftsmen in Indonesia, even now it is recognized by UNESCO as one of the world heritages. However, the batik industry is also known as an industry that discharges a lot of wastewater so that the processing of batik waste becomes very important to prevent surface water pollution from batik wastewater. Therefore, this study aims to examine the performance of polypropylene (PP) fibers-based membrane module in wastewater treatment from the batik industry. The batik wastewater was prior treated through a combination of ozonation (O3) and flocculation, and then ultra-filtered by a PP membrane module at various trans membrane pressures (TMP). Conductivity, total suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demand (COD) and color (Pt/Co) were the observed variables to examine the performance of the batik wastewater treatment process. The experimental results show that TSS, COD and Pt/Co can be reduced by about 99.8%, 24% and 57%, respectively. Meanwhile, the permeate fluxes from the membrane module were 141.3, 182.0, 243.9, 264.7 and 290.88 L.m-2.h-1 at TMP of 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 bars, respectively.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Mar 2020|
|Event||4th International Conference on Geoscience, Energy and Materials, I-GEM 2020 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Duration: 9 Jan 2020 → 10 Jan 2020
- Batik wastewater