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dc.contributor.advisor Rathnayake, N
dc.contributor.author Premasiri, KW
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-08T09:00:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-08T09:00:38Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/938
dc.description.abstract In Sri Lanka the waste water discharged from most Textile Processing Factories to water bodies are found to be poorly treated or untreated. This may be due to reasons such as involvement of high capital and operation costs for treatment facilities, difficulties encountered in maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipments and the unawareness about the necessity of treatment of waste water. The non availability of literature regarding textile waste treatment may also be a reason for it. As such studies on treatment methods of textile waste water are very important. In this report the author explains available literature on characteristics of textile waste water and its treatment methods and measurements related to waste water. Laboratory studies were carried out for the removal of colour and C.O.D. from textile waste water. Regarding the removal of colour several experimental methods were carried out based on the principle of coagulation and flocculation. For colour adsorption, powdered activated carbon and "commercially available polyelectrolytes were used. The Conventional jar test was employed in these experiments. Conventional activated sludge process was used in' the removal of C.O.D. This was carried out by varying the influent C.O.D; values. A basic Laboratory scale activated sludge plant model complete with aeration tank, settling tank and other essential components was used for this purpose. By adding powdered activated carbon to the waste water and carrying out flocculation and coagulation with alum, 100% removal of colour was achieved at certain dosages. Similarly removal of colour can be achieved by using polyelectrolytes also. Powdered activated carbon requirement varies from 100 mg. to 1000 mg. for 1 liter of waste water.More than 80% of available C.O.D. could be removed by adopting conventional activated sludge treatment method with proper controls.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject INDUSTRIAL WASTE-TREATMENT ; WASTEWATER-TREATMENT ; DISSERTATIONS, ACADEMIC
dc.title Studies on textile waste water treatment
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MEng en_US
dc.date.accept 1994
dc.identifier.accno 64338 en_US


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