State of the Art of Palm Oil Mill Effluent Treatment Technologies – 2 Days Training

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Generally, oil palm cover has been increasing over the last few years, corresponds to the increase in palm oil production. As a result, palm oil waste of the milling process will also increase.

There are several unit operations of palm oil production process. The processing of fresh fruit bunches of oil palm results in the generation of different types of residue. Among all of the waste generated, palm oil mill effluent (POME) is considered the most harmful waste for the environment if discharged untreated.

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Palm oil mill effluent is a thick brownish liquid that contains high solids, oil and grease, COD and BOD values. Several treatment technologies have been used for POME treatment, since the direct discharge of POME adversely affects the environment.

Due to the presence of high total solids in POME, attempts have been made to convert this waste into valuable products such as feed stock and organic fertilizer.

Although POME is organic in nature, it is difficult to decompose in natural conditions. Earthworms can digest the POME producing valuable products such as vermicompost. Vermicompost is a useful product rich in nutrients that can be used as fertilizer in oil palm plantations.

This training is going to discuss the various ongoing and also maybe new treatment techniques of POME. The effective treatment of POME which includes using vermicomposting technique is suggested as a good alternative sustainable management practice of this waste.

Ensearch is going to held a 2-day training on State of the Art of Palm Oil Mill Effluent Treatment Technologies.

Objective : The main objective of this course is to enhance the participants’ understanding of palm oil mill effluent treatment technologies. Participants will have a chance to refresh their knowledge on existing technologies for treatment of POME and also be introduced to state of the art emerging technologies in this field. Furthermore, current active researchers on POME treatment as well as various case studies will be discussed during this training session.

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Trainer : Dr. Mohammed Saedi Jami

Date : 26th & 27th June 2013 (Wednesday & Thursday)

Time : 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM

For more information, kindly call Mr. Jonathan Kovilpillai at 03-61569807/08 OR email to

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