Principal Investigator

Dr. YEOH FEI YEE
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia

ASEAN Co-Investigator

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Japanese Co-Investigator

Prof. Dr. Shin MUKAI
Hokkaido University

Awarded year

2011

Program

Collaborative Research Program with Industry (CRI)

Field

Materials Engineering

Abstract

Empty fruit bunch (EFB) is an agricultural waste by-produced in palm oil industry. It causes pollution and generate CO2 and contribute to global warming according to conventional disposal which is natural decomposition or combustion as low grade fuel for boilers. This project converts the EFB into value added products activated carbon fiber for environmental application such as water remediation and heavy metal removal.

Project at glance

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