Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: February | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 71-74
Removal of Acetic Acid from Wastewater by Groundnut Shell and Coconut Shell Adsorbents
Sunil J. Kulkarni, Mrunmai Joshi, Nikita More
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Corresponding Author: Sunil J. Kulkarni
Low cost adsorbents derived from waste materials are being explored as starting materials for removal of various pollutants from wastewater. Simple and easy operation and flexibility in terms of adsorbents and contacting equipments are key features of adsorptive removal of pollutants. Acetic acid is one such pollutant occurring in the effluent from petroleum, refineries, pharmaceutical and many other industries. The removal of acetic acid can be carried out by various treatment methods. Adsorption is one such method used for acetic acid removal from wastewater. The present investigation explores the possibility of removal of acetic acid from effluent by using low cost adsorbents prepared from groundnut and coconut shells.
Key words: Activation, adsorbent dose, pH, contact time, concentration.