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Journal of Polymer and Biopolymer Physics Chemistry. 2013, 1(1), 22-25
DOI: 10.12691/jpbpc-1-1-4
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Reduction of COD and Color by Polymeric Coagulant (Chitosan)

Ram Krishna1 and Omprakash Sahu1,

1Department of Chemical Engineering, ITGGV, Bilaspur (C.G.), India

Pub. Date: December 15, 2013

Cite this paper:
Ram Krishna and Omprakash Sahu. Reduction of COD and Color by Polymeric Coagulant (Chitosan). Journal of Polymer and Biopolymer Physics Chemistry. 2013; 1(1):22-25. doi: 10.12691/jpbpc-1-1-4

Abstract

Wastewater treatment is becoming ever more critical due to diminishing water resources, increasing wastewater disposal costs, and stricter discharge regulations that have lowered permissible contaminant levels in waste streams. The ultimate goal of wastewater management is the protection of the environment in a manner commensurate with public health and socio-economic concerns. The aim of our study is to use natural occurring polymeric coagulant to reduce the chemical oxygen demand and color from the industrial waste water. It was found that 83% of Chemical oxygen demand and 90% of color reduction was observed with chitosan.

Keywords:
coagulation filtration polymeric coagulant settling

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