Engineering & Technology

Engineering & Technology

metal separation from synthetic wastewater by Electro-kinetics method

Pages: 9  ,  Volume: 4  ,  Issue: 1 , May   2018
Received: 13 May 2018  ,  Published: 19 May 2018
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# Author Name
1 Pallavi Dhekane,
2 Prof. Mr. Amar Katkar


The industrial growth is the major source of heavy metals introducing such pollutants into different segments of the environment including air, water, soil, and biosphere. Heavy metals are easily absorbed by fishes and vegetables due to their high solubility in the aquatic environments. Hence, they may accumulate in the human body by means of the food chain. Various methods have been developed and used for water and wastewater treatment to decrease heavy metal concentrations. Heavy metals like arsenic, copper, cadmium, chromium, nickel, zinc, lead, and mercury are major pollutants. This paper is focused on the recently developed and newly applicable treatment process for the removal of heavy metals from industrial wastewater is called Electro kinetics. Industrial wastewater needs effective treatment before disposal as they may mostly contain heavy metals in dissolved form, advance treatments are required for efficient, economical with low operational and maintenance systems for commercial utilization. Electro-kinetics was experimented with synthetic wastewater using graphite electrode as material at pH variation and time up to 30 minutes of retention time.


  • Electro-kinetics
  • automic absorption spectrscopy
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