Treatment of Industrial Effluent with Coir pith and Charcoal Infused Soil Media
Aravind M. A1, Rahna L2
1Aravind M. A, PG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology, India.
2Rahna L, PG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology, India.
Manuscript received on 05 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 December 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 11-15 | Volume-8 Issue-2C, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.ICID-2018_EE_304
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Abstract: Disposal of industrial waste is one of the major problems for soil pollution. These pollutants can cause threat to both human and the environment. It also affects and alter the chemical and biological properties of soil as well the ground water. Depending on its source, the sewage may also contain a range of chemicals and specialized wastes including industrial chemicals. The effluent collected from one of the major Industries in Trivandrum was used for the study. This paper describes the potential of coir pith and charcoal in eliminating the harmful material from the industrial effluent along with different soil media. The column study was conducted by passing the effluent through coir pith, charcoal, rock sand and well graded soil in isolation and 10 % by total weight of rock sand and well graded soil is replaced by coir pith and charcoal. The quality and properties of the treated effluent water is tested and compared with the original. It has been shown that coir pith and charcoal absorbs the harmful contaminants present in the industrial effluent.
Keywords: Industrial Effluent, Coir Pith, Charcoal, Rock Sand, Well Graded Soil.
Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction