Effciency of activated carbon and white charcoal from textile dyeing industry in synthetic wastewater

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Sayam Aroonsrimorakot
Chumlong Arunlertaree


The experiment aimed on the treatment of synthetic wastewater of disperse dye and reactive dye with activated carbon and white charcoal by wastewater shell that flow through the column. It contained small pellet of charcoal, having thickness 20, 40 and 60 cm, respectively and measured the treatment effciency of dye color every hours and chemical oxygen demand (COD) before and after treatment. The study observed the effciency of white charcoal treatment through that synthetic wastewater treatment of disperse dye having thickness of 20, 40 and 60 cm. The effciency was 62.97%, 50.18% and 89.22%, respectively and activated carbon was 36.88%, 40.77% and 62.38%, respectively. While in case of reactive dye the effciency of white charcoal was 14.85%, 42.47% and 99.94%, respectively and activated carbon was 13.12%, 35.46% and 53.78%, respectively. The treatment of COD found that white charcoal and activated carbon were 71.09% and 58.79%, respectively. Effciency of both dye color and COD treatment increased with increase in the thickness of charcoal. The thickness of 60 cm was better than 40 and 20 cm.


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Aroonsrimorakot, S., & Arunlertaree, C. (2019). Effciency of activated carbon and white charcoal from textile dyeing industry in synthetic wastewater. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 14(6), 14–20. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtir/article/view/238996
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