Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 983-986 April-June 2014

 

THE MODIFIED FENTON PROCESS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TEXTILE WASTEWATER

 

Patel Darshna C.*1 and Rotliwala Yogesh C.2

1. ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, NAU, Navsari, Surat (INDIA)
2. Vidyabharti Trust Institute of Technology and Research Centre, Surat (INDIA)

 

Received on : January 10, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

Wastewaters from textile industry contain various pollutants including a high content of organic matter, surfactants, additives and dyes. Dyes have obtained notoriety as hazardous substances, because most of them are toxic and considered to be resistant to biodegradation. Recently, Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) have received considerable attention because it is possible to degrade organic compounds and colour from wastewaters. This study was performed to investigate the removal of COD and colour from textile effluent using novel modified Fenton oxidation. Iron dust and fly ash was developed to catalyse the oxidation reaction of the dyes bearing textile effluent. It was found that iron dust could be used to replace iron salts as a catalyst for the Fenton reaction. The examined Fenton process proved to be very efficient for decolourisation with the help of fly ash along with iron dust.

 

Keywords : Fenton reactor, Textile effluent, Decolourisation, COD, AOP

 

 

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