The study of banana peels, Kluai Khai (Musa (AA group)) and Kluai Numwa (Musa ssp. ABB group), for oil adsorption

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Atirada Boondech
Janthima Chaemchoi
Nutthapong Discharoen


This research is a study of efficiency of Kluai Khai (Musa (AA group)) banana peels and Kluai Namwa (Musa (ABB group)) banana peels for oil adsorbtion. The two types of oil, soybean oil and diesel oil, were adsorption tested with temperature effect (20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 (ºC)) and the oil thickness (4, 5, 6 and 7 (mm.)). The result indicated that at the temperature of 20 ºC with the thickness of oil surface at 5 mm., the adsorption was at its best. Kluai Khai banana peels are better than Kluai Namwa banana peels in absorbing oil. It showed that Kluai Khai banana peels can absorb vegetable oil at 15.65 grams and diesel oil at 3.17 grams while Kluai Namwa banana peels can absorb vegetable oil at 10.95 grams and diesel oil at 2.45 grams. From the result showed above, it indicated that banana peels is one of the natural materials with low cost that can be used as absorbing material for oil.

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Boondech, A., Chaemchoi, J., & Discharoen, N. (2022). The study of banana peels, Kluai Khai (Musa (AA group)) and Kluai Numwa (Musa ssp. ABB group), for oil adsorption. Journal of Science and Technology CRRU, 1(1), 29–39. Retrieved from
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