Engineering & Technology
Received: 28 Apr 2018 , Published: 06 May 2018
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|1||Saurabh Joshi,Mr.Kiran Kangle, Mr.Pramod Jadhav, Mr. Ravi Nikam|
To investigate the adsorption capacities of locally available low cost bio-adsorbents like neem leaves, orange peels, peanut hulls and coconut coir pith powders to remove colour in a textile industry wastewater, experiments were performed. The experiments were conducted at pH of 7 with different process parameters like adsorbent dosage, temperature, contact time and agitator speed using batch adsorption method. From the experimental results, the maximum colour from the textile industry wastewater was obtained at an optimum adsorbent dosage of 350 mg, an optimum contact time of 73 min., an optimum temperature of 330 K and an optimum agitator speed of 650 rpm. Further, from the validation experiments, it was found that the maximum colour removal percentage in textile industry wastewater is about 75.2%, 78.3%, 86.6% and 81.7 % respectively for neem leaves, orange peels, peanut hulls and coconut coir pith powders. This result was higher than the results obtained by different process parameters for various bio-adsorbents. Finally, from the results of adsorption study, it was concluded that bio-adsorbents used as a coagulant for removing the colour from textile industry wastewater especially peanut hulls powder because of its higher adsorptive capacity than other bio-adsorbents used in this study.
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