Treatment of Polluted Hindon River Water by Electrochemical Technique

Authors(2) :-Ram Sagar Dubey, Dinesh Chand

River Hindon is one of the most polluted rivers in western Uttar Pradesh, India. Treatment of Hindon river water is a challenging task due to large variety of inorganic, organic chemicals and microorganisms. The objective of present work is to study the application of electrochemical technique in the treatment of polluted Hindon river water. Experiments were carried out in an electrochemical cell by sacrificial electrodes, iron as anode and aluminium as cathode in a batch process. Effect of operating variables, viz., current density and electrolysis period was studied for reduction of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Dissolved Solid (TDS), Total Suspended Solid (TSS), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Total Hardness (TH), Total Alkalinity (TA) and Microbial Population (MP) at room temperature (25 0C). Other parameters like pH and power consumption were also investigated. The applied current density and electrolysis period were found to effect significantly in reducing all parameters. The benefits of this process were observed in reducing capital and operating costs compared to other conventional treatment processes.

Authors and Affiliations

Ram Sagar Dubey
Department of Applied Chemistry, Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, India
Dinesh Chand
Department of Applied Chemistry, Amity University Dubai Campus, Dubai, UAE

Electrochemical Technique, Biological Oxygen Demand, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Dissolved Oxygen, Total Suspended Solid, Total Dissolved Solid, Microbial Population, Total Alkalinity

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Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | July-August 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-08-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 47-58
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET15146
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Ram Sagar Dubey, Dinesh Chand, " Treatment of Polluted Hindon River Water by Electrochemical Technique, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.47-58, July-August-2015.
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