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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2015, 3(5), 159-163
DOI: 10.12691/env-3-5-1
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Treatment of Distillery Spent Wash by Using Chemical Coagulation (CC) and Electro - coagulation [EC]

Manoj. P. Wagh1, and P. D. Nemade2

1D. Y. Patil College of Engineering and Technology Pimpri, Pune, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

2Department of Civil Engineering, S. B. Patil College of Engineering, Indapur, Dist: Pune-413106, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Pub. Date: August 24, 2015

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Manoj. P. Wagh and P. D. Nemade. Treatment of Distillery Spent Wash by Using Chemical Coagulation (CC) and Electro - coagulation [EC]. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2015; 3(5):159-163. doi: 10.12691/env-3-5-1


There is an urgent need to find best suitable economic technology to knock out the problems due to distillery industries creating pollution and ecological imbalance. In the present study electro-coagulation treatment is carried out by using different combination of aluminum and iron electrodes in a batch reactor. Also chemical coagulation treatment is carried out by using alum and lime dose to treat distillery spent wash. Maximum 96.09% colour removal was obtained by using Al-Al electrodes for pH 8 and maximum COD removal was obtained 85.7 % by using Al-Al electrodes for pH 3. Further experiments are carried out by using alum and lime coagulant dose to treat distillery spent wash maximum 66. 27 % COD was removed by using alum. Alum is more effective than lime to remove chemical oxygen demand.

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