International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part D (2015)
Removal of pollution load from tannery effluent by Using Amla Sawdust (Emblica Officinalis) as an adsorbent
Pushpendra Kushwaha, Kanjan Upadhyay
The surface water has been largely contaminated due to the growth of tannery industries in India. One of the most toxic chemical which is dissolving into surface water is hexavalent Chromium. This research deals with the reduction of Chromium and other pollutants like Chemical Oxygenn Demand (COD), Total Solid (TS), Total Dissolved Solid (TDS) and Conductivity from the tannery effluent. The effect of several parameters including contact time, pH value and adsorbent dosages. From the experiment results, it was found that Chromium ions concentration in tannery effluent was reduced to the level of 129mg/l, COD was removed 42mg/l, TS reduction was found to be at level of 315mg/l, TDS removed was at level of 303mg/l and Conductivity increased was 9.40mS to 18.2mS. Thus it has been proved that the Amla Sawdust can be used as an adsorbent for the adsorption of various pollutants from tannery effluent.
How to cite this article:
Pushpendra Kushwaha, Kanjan Upadhyay. Removal of pollution load from tannery effluent by Using Amla Sawdust (Emblica Officinalis) as an adsorbent. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(6):184-187.