Gupta, Suvidha and Saratchandra, T and Malik, Sameena and Sharma, Abhinav and Lokhande, S K and Waindeskar, Vishal and Mudliar, S N (2015) Ozone Induced Biodegradability Enhancement and Colour Reduction of a Complex Pharmaceutical Effluent. Ozone: Science & Engineering, 37 (6). pp. 538-545. ISSN ISSN: 0191-9512 print / 1547-6545 online

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The treatment of a complex pharmaceutical effluent using a combination of ozonation and biological treatment is reported with the use of ozonation as a preand posttreatment. Pretreatment facilitated biodegradability index (BI = BOD/COD) enhancement of up to 0.44 along with COD and color reduction of up to 42% and 33%, respectively. Subsequent anaerobic biodegradation of effluent indicated negligible biogas generation; however, aerobic biodegradation of pretreated effluent resulted in COD reduction (73%) and color reduction (62%), which was also indicated by the biokinetic parameters. Further, ozonation as a posttreatment led to higher overall COD (87%) and color (93%) removal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ozone; Aerobic Biodegradation; Biodegradability; Index; Pharmaceutical Effluent; Kinetics
Subjects: Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Disposal
Environmental Biotechnology
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 09:15
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 09:15

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