Comparative studies on the uses of some coagulants in the physicochemical treatment of textile effluents
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J. Sci. Engr. Tech.
A study was undertaken to assess, evaluate and compare the efficiency of Ferrous Sulphateand flier alum as coagulants in the physicochemical treatment(PCT) of textile effluents. The effects of coagulant concentration, pH of coagulation, stirring speed and Granular activated Carbon(GAC). Column height were considered. It was found that the optimum conditions for treating textile effluentswas 500mg/L;4-6; 15 minutes and 30-60cm for ferrous sulphate. While filter alum was 300mg/L; 5-6; 10 minutes and 30-60cm. Each of the treatment gave a clear, colorless and non turbid liquid with about 60% EOD and 90% COD respectively. The treatment with filter alum as a coagulant was preferred with respect to its cost effectiveness, since the aim is to design and fabricate a low cost abatement device with the findings.
Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry::Analytical chemistry::Separation methods
Madukasi, E.I. Olayinka, K.O. Osinowo, F.A.O.(2012). Comparative studies on the uses of some coagulants in the physicochemical treatment of textile effluents. J. Sci. Engr. Tech. 9(3) 4238- 4248