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Photo-Oxidation Process Application for Removal of Color from Textile Industry Effluent

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Chemical Engg. Dept., K.L.E. Society’s Dr. M.S. Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology, Belgaum, Karnataka, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 2, Issue (10), Pages 75-79, October,18 (2012)


A series of batch experiments were conducted to investigate the feasibility of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a strong oxidizing agent along with lathe turnings as a heterogeneous catalyst in presence of solar irradiation for the decolorization of textile industry effluent. Operating parameters such as pH, H2O2 concentration, and catalyst dosage affecting decolorization were investigated and optimal values were determined. A maximum decolorization of 86% was achieved. The results indicate advanced oxidation process (AOP) is one of the promising methods for textile industry effluent decolorization.


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