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dc.titleBIOCHAR IN FILTRATION OF HAZE PARTICLES GENERATED FROM FOREST FIRES
dc.contributor.authorTAN YU ZHANG DERRICK
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-31T09:26:14Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-22T17:43:43Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T14:14:01Z
dc.date.available2022-04-22T17:43:43Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-31
dc.identifier.citationTAN YU ZHANG DERRICK (2017-05-31). BIOCHAR IN FILTRATION OF HAZE PARTICLES GENERATED FROM FOREST FIRES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221616
dc.description.abstractIndonesian forest fires brought about several negative impacts to the nations around South East Asia. Of which, environmental pollution and health hazards are of a concern, due to the influx of particulate matter released into the atmosphere from the burning of peat lands and forests. In light of the porous nature of biochar, this study explores the capabilities of biochar in filtering such particulate matter. This research paper includes an experimental study, where the filtration capabilities of biochar is tested by simulating haze in a furnace chamber, using lit incense sticks as the source of smoke particle emission. This is done by measuring the level of particulate matter (PM) in the air before and after passing through the biochar filter. The PM levels during the conduct of the experiment were logged by aerosol spectrometers, over an average span of 12 minutes. In addition, the morphology of the biochar was identified through the usage of the scanning electron microscope (SEM), and the chemical compositions of biochar was examined by using the energy dispersive x-ray spectroscope (EDS). The results had proven the filtration capabilities of biochar, with respect to smoke from a lit incense stick simulated as haze emitted from forest fires. It was observed that only the PM10 particles yielded significant difference in mean PM values before and after filtration. As such, the effectiveness of filtration for PM2.5 and PM1.0 particles are deemed inconclusive due to the slight lack of substantial relevance to actual conditions.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourcehttps://lib.sde.nus.edu.sg/dspace/handle/sde/3761
dc.subjectBuilding
dc.subjectPFM
dc.subjectProject and Facilities Management
dc.subjectKua Harn Wei
dc.subject2016/2017 PFM
dc.subjectBiochar
dc.subjectFilter
dc.subjectFiltration
dc.subjectHaze
dc.subjectParticulate matter
dc.subjectSmoke
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.departmentBUILDING
dc.contributor.supervisorKUA HARN WEI
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PROJECT AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
dc.embargo.terms2017-06-02
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