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A Study on Characterization and Treatment of Laundry Effluent


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 4 Issue - 1
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Prof. Dr. K N Sheth ; Mrunali D Desai; Mittal Patel

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV4I1017,
     title={A Study on Characterization and Treatment of Laundry Effluent},
     author={Prof. Dr. K N Sheth, Mrunali D Desai and Mittal Patel},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={4},
     number={1},
     pages={50--55},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV4I1017.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

It is a substantial fact that specific disposal standard for laundry effluent have not been prescribed by Gujarat pollution Control Board (GPCB). Laundry waste uses soap, soda, detergents and other chemicals for removal of stains, oil, grease and dirt from the soil clothing. The laundry waste is originated in the residential zone on account of manual cleaning, cleaning by domestic washing machines as well as large amount of effluents are generated by commercial washing including dry-cleaning. An attempt has been made in the present investigation to generalize the characteristics of laundry effluent generated by various sources in Vadodara (Gujarat). It has been found during the laboratory studies, that SS, BOD and COD of laundry waste are high. Treatability studies were carried out in the environmental engineering laboratory of B.V.M. Engineering College, V.V.Nagar for removal of these contaminants. The coagulation-flocculation followed by dual media filtration was found to be most suitable sequence of the treatment.


Keywords:

Laundry effluent, soil clothing, coagulation-flocculation, dual media filtration


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