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Treatment of Sugar Industry Wastewater using Electrocoagulation Technique in Monopolar and Bipolar Electrodes System


Chethan Kumar Marol , Secab.I.E.T Vijayapur; Mahantesh Bise, Secab institute of engineering and technology Vijayapur .; Ameer Sohail. M. Algur, Secab institute of engineering and technology Vijayapur .; Manjunath Bhagoji, Secab institute of engineering and technology Vijayapur .; Kashinath Shejule, Secab institute of engineering and technology Vijayapur .


Electrocoagulation, Sugar Industry wastewater, Aluminium and iron electrodes, BOD, COD, Turbidity and pH


The sugar industry generates strong wastewater characterized by high BOD, COD, nutrients and inorganic content. Furthermore, the sugar industry is one of the largest sources of industrial effluents. Hence, the cost effective treatment of sugar effluents for environmental protection is a challenging task. The removal of pollutants from sugar is experimentally investigated using direct current electrocoagulation (EC). In this study, the effect of pH, electrolysis time (ET), applied voltages were examined. The COD and turbidity in the aqueous phase is effectively removed when aluminium electrodes were used. The optimum value of voltage, pH and ET were found to be 25V, 7.0 and 60 minutes respectively. To study the effect of inter electrode spacing and effect of different initial pH for the removal of COD, TSS, TDS, oil and grease at constant voltage for the iron electrode, it involves the generation of coagulants in situ by dissolving the ions from the electrode by Electro coagulation (EC) is one of the commonly used processes for the treatment of wastewater.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I120097
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2018
Page(s): 819-821

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