Malaysia is the world’s second largest palm oil producer. In 2018, a total of 19.52 million tonnes of crude palm oil (CPO) was produced from 97.8 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) processed by 451 palm oil mills (Kushairi et al., 2019). At the same time, palm oil mill effluent (POME), a wastewater stream was also abundantly generated at about 64 million tonnes.
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