Color removal from industrial wastewater with a novel coagulant flocculant formulation

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Abstract: Chemically enhanced wastewater treatment is attracting substantial interest among the currently employed chemical unit processes in wastewater treatment. Coagulation-flocculation has received considerable attention for yielding high pollutant removal, especially color removal. This investigation presents a novel formulation of coagulation-flocculation for color removal from industrial wastewater and illustrates its efficiency, with aid of measurement of solid sludge content, suspended solid content, percentage of solid recovery, UV absorption in wastewater effluent from two automotive factories. The results show that the novel formulation can remove color content from wastewater efficiently. The treated wastewater had UV absorption close to distillated water and color was removed up to 96% by flocculation / coagulation treatment.

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