CPO Bleaching Optimization Using Activated Charcoal And Bentonite

  • A Abdullah
  • Yudhistira Abdi Atmanegara
  • Radna Nurmasari


Research of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) bleaching optimization using activated charcoal and bentonite on biodiesel synthesize had been done. The aim of this research is to find optimum condition of bleaching process, by making variation of activated charcoal and bentonite ratio as adsorbent (1:0, 1:10, 1:15, 1:20 and 0:1), temperature (non heated, 40-50oC, 60-70oC, 80-90oC and 100-110oC) and time (1; 1,5; 2; 2,5 and 3 hours). The results of this research will be used as optimal conditions for synthesizing biodiesel. Optimum condition was determined by observing the lowest absorbent which was measured by using spectronic-20 on 445 nm. Results showed that optimum activated charcoal and bentonite adsorbent ratio was 0:1, optimum temperature was 100- 110oC and optimum time was 3 hours.

How to Cite
ABDULLAH, A; ABDI ATMANEGARA, Yudhistira; NURMASARI, Radna. CPO Bleaching Optimization Using Activated Charcoal And Bentonite. Jurnal ILMU DASAR, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. 124-128, july 2010. ISSN 2442-5613. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/JID/article/view/74>. Date accessed: 11 july 2020.


Bleaching optimization; Crude Palm Oil (CPO); activated charcoal; bentonite; absorbent