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Performance index for palm oil mill effluent management

Beh, Zhikuan (2017) Performance index for palm oil mill effluent management. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Engineering - School of Chemical & Energy Engineering.


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The world is currently facing an energy crisis. This issue rises society concerns about the environment and energy and it urged the scientists and engineers to incorporate in sustainability process design or by retrofit of the existing or traditional process plant. There is much consideration needed to be considered environmental sustainability. Due to these issue, a systematic and structural sustainability evaluation tools are needed to help in the process of engineering design, analysis, improvement, retrofit and decision making. This research proposed a performance index for palm oil mill effluent management. Firstly, the assessment was performed with ratio normalization calculation method to measure and compare the current sustainability performance of a related palm oil mill. The feature has presented in more detail parameters to indicators for further extensive evaluation. Moreover, the weights of the parameters were determined by expert opinion survey. Based on the result evaluated, the poor performer indicators were determined, and suitable improvement method was proposed. The improvement method was chosen by comparing and evaluate various improvement methods that were suitable to enhance the weak perform indicator. This POME management model will benefit the company by assess sustainability performance of their industry and further improve it. This study is significant as it will bring an influential impact and improvement to the current palm oil industry in POME management.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan ) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2017; Supervisor : Dr. Lim Jeng Shiun
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:85778
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Jul 2020 15:30
Last Modified:30 Jul 2020 15:30

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