International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Municipal Wastewater Treatment By Electrocoagulation

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Alan Alex, Dr.Pratheeba Paul



Keywords : Electro-coagulation, Wastewater Treatment, Aluminium electrodes, COD, Total Solids



ABSTRACT: This paper aims at the suitability of Electrocoagulation for the treatment of municipal wastewater. The process was evaluated with a laboratory scale model with Aluminum anode and stainless steel cathode due to its high efficiency in the removal of apparent color and organic matter. The experiment was conducted with municipal wastewater. The initial and final characterization of wastewater is done for various parameters and the Electrocoagulation is evaluated for the highest efficiency. The optimal condition COD removed found to be was 80.70% and Total Solids was 61.38% at 25 minutes of electrolysis time, 10V applied potential and 2cm inter electrode distance. Also the floating and settling behavior of the sludge is studied.



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