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Environ. health eng. manag. 2015, 2(1): 1-6 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of ozone and coagulant material’s (aluminum sulfate, ferric chloride, poly aluminum chloride and lime) efficiency in “Kerman Kork” industry wastewater treatment
Amir Hussein Javid, Mohammad Malakootian, Mohsen Mehdipour
Environmental Health in SBMU, Member of Environmental Health Engineering Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , mmehdipoor@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (10825 Views)

Background: Entry of untreated wastewater of wool scouring factories has been associated with many environmental hazards because of high rate of pollution. Presently effective treatment methods and reducing the costs of operation and maintenance from treatment units have always been under the attention of this industry owners. The aim of this survey is to present a suitable method for the treatment of wool scouring.

Methods: In this study, chemical coagulant is used for wastewater treatment (aluminum sulfate, ferric chloride, poly aluminum chloride and lime). And then these materials with “ozone” as a strong oxidative in reduction of the amount of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) in wastewater effluent has been surveyed.

Results: The results of this work showed that only ferric chloride and aluminum sulfate among the above chemical coagulant had a high efficiency in the turbidity removal. Productivity of turbidity removal using ferric chloride with the pH of 4 to 5 was 99%, and turbidity was reduced from 166 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU) to 1.5 NTU, and productivity of turbidity removal using aluminum sulfate within the pH 4.5 to 5 was 99.33% that reduced turbidity from 166 to 1.1 NTU. Results of ozonation with 5 g/hour and the oxygen flow of 2.5 litter per min with the pH assess of 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, and 150 min to wastewater from chemical treatment with ferric chloride showed that the rate of COD was reduced from 24700 mg/L to 2940 mg/L. In ozonation to wastewater of chemical treatment with aluminum sulfate within the above rang of time, the rate of COD was reduced from 22500 mg/l to 4800 mg/l.

Conclusion: We can be hopeful that in near future, getting the cheap technology of ozone production in industrial scale, one can use this technology for the propose of removal of pollutants having removal preferable by help of advanced treatment approaches.

Keywords: Industrial wastewater, COD, Wool scouring, Chemical treatment, Ferric chloride, Aluminum sulfate, Ozonation, Turbidity
eprint link: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/22163
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2015/02/3 | Accepted: 2015/02/3 | Published: 2015/02/3

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