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Year : 2019 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 1-12

Performance Analysis of Dye Removal Efficiency on Sewage Sludge Activated Carbon

J Thirumal1*, S Dynisha,K Koushik2

https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.18831/djcivil.org/12019011001

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J Thirumal*

Department of Civil Engineering, Regional Centre of Anna University, Tirunelveli, India.

  • 1. Department of Civil Engineering, Regional Centre of Anna University, Tirunelveli, India.

Received on: 2018/07/30

Revised on: 2018/12/19

Accepted on: 2019/01/08

Published on: 2019/01/19

Abstract

Removal of dyes from effluents is done by the physio-chemical method. It is very sumptuous, for this cause, there is a demand for inexpensive and effective alternative method. The main dictum of this paper is to draw up activated carbon from sewage sludge and utilize it as an adsorbent in water for the removal of dyes. In this research work activated carbon was synthesized from sewage sludge by various activation methods such as synergistic chemical and physical activation using zinc chloride, a sol-gel method of Tio2 and modified sodium method. In this strive, the effective size of the activated carbon be elected and the analysis was run out on the outcome of various parameters like absorbent concentration, pH and temperature in activated carbon on dye removal. This experiment demonstrated that the activated carbon prepared by combining chemical and physical activation using chloride method is more effective in dye removal and optimum efficiency is attained at the lower range of pH and temperature. This endeavor is effective for the removal of dyes from wastewater and also it is a hopeful technology to resolve environmental problems.

Keywords

Dye removal, Activated carbon, Sludge, Zinc chloride, GAC activation