Development of Treatment Technology for Dye Containing Industrial Wastewater
Keywords:Congo red, Coagulation, pH, Temperature, Adsorption, Activated charcoal.
The removal of Congo red was carried out by heating with changing pH, using coagulant and by adsorption. Acidic pH was favorable for the removal of Congo red by heating. It is possible to remove a major portion of Congo red just by decreasing the pH (< 4). Removal studies suggest that coagulation might be the major mode of dye removal. It is becoming a promising alternative to replace or supplement the present dye removal processes from wastewater. In these studies, removal of Congo red from aqueous solution by coagulation and flocculation was investigated. Treatment with alum and lime was found to be the most effective. Activated charcoal is also an effective adsorbent for the removal of Congo red. From the isotherm (Langmuir and Freundlich) and kinetics study we find that the Congo red-activated charcoal system has high affinity and capacity.
Keywords: Congo red; Coagulation; pH; Temperature; Adsorption; Activated charcoal.
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DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v2i3.4302 J. Sci. Res. 2 (3), 569-578 (2010)
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