Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.125 (Oct - Dec 2017) p37-42
The Use of Boiler Fly Ash for BOD, TSS and Colour Reduction of Palm Oil Mill Effluent
Rusnani Abd Majid* and Hisham Esa*

Environmental quality, such as soil, water and air pollution is becoming a public concern in Malaysia as this can be expected when the country moves towards industrialisation. There are various types of * Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 6, Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. E-mail: industries that emit pollutants into the air as well as discharge wastewater or effluent into water course or land application. One of the main contributors of organic pollution is from the palm oil industry. With the increase in the number of palm oil mills in Malaysia with a total of 453 mills in 2016, the country’s economy has also increased significantly. At the same time, large volume of effluent and solid waste is also being generated.

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