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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(6): 434-438 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.147

Flyash Adsorption Studies for Organic Matter Removal Accompanying Increase in Dissolved Oxygen

Sunil J. Kulkarni, Suhas V Patil, and Y. P. Bhalerao

Abstract—In the present scenario of indian economy, sugar mills and distilleries are backbone of agro-industrial economy.At the same time these industries are facing severe effluent treatment problems.They treat effluent by conventional methods which are not adequate In the present work attempt is made to remove organic matter from the effluent by using bagasse flyash as an economical adsorbent. The studies were carried out in a batch operation to optimize the parameters like adsorbent dose, pH, initial concentration and contact time. The dissolved oxygen of the diluted effluent (1% concentration) was also reported along with COD. Experimental results for 100 ml of batch sample indicates that with an increase in adsorbent dose, COD decreases steeply up to 3 gm, and remains constant with further increase in adsorbent dose. Moreover, the dissolved oxygen of a diluted effluent (1% concentration) was found to increase from 3 mg/l to 8.5 mg/l. This analysis shows the importance of increased dissolved oxygen content for the aquatic life. The optimum pH, contact time and initial concentrations were found to be 6, 2.5 hr and 6000 mg/l respectively.

Index Terms—Batch adsorption, flyash, Chemical Oxygendemand, dissolved oxygen

S. J. Kulkarni is with the Chemical Engineering Department of Dattameghe College of Engineering,Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra,India(phone:+91-09226365217: email: sunil_kulkarni2004@
S. V. Patil is with Gharda Institute of Technology, P.O. Lavel and Headof Chemical Engineering, India (
Y. P. Bhalerao is with S.R. Shroff Institute of technology, Ankaleshwar,Gujarat, India (;phone:+91-09664213953).


Cite: Sunil J. Kulkarni, Suhas V Patil, and Y. P. Bhalerao, "Flyash Adsorption Studies for Organic Matter Removal Accompanying Increase in Dissolved Oxygen," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 434-438, 2011.

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