Sugarcane bagasse (SB) is one of the major residues obtained from agriculture, every year millions of tons of SB have been produced by the sugarcane agribusiness. This abundant residue has been showed potential as biosorbent in wastewater treatment. SB, in nature or chemically modified, has been widely reported as a promising sorbent for the removal of dyes or heavy metals from aqueous medium. The application of SB in oil sorption is rarer, especially for the treatment of used motor oil wastewater. However, in this chapter, we show that this material has good oil sorption capacity when compared to other commercial and natural sorbents. This study evaluates the effect of several coupling agents over SB in used motor oil sorption as well as the influence of surfactant in this process.
Part of the book: Sugarcane