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Review Article

Year: 2016 | Month: October-December | Volume: 1 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 15-18

Biosorption for Phenol Removal from Wastewater: an Insight into Studies and Investigations

Sunil J. Kulkarni

Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Phenolic effluent causes various long term and short term health problems. The sources of phenolic effluent include petroleum and petrochemical industries, pharmaceutical industries, fertilizer and chemical industries etc. Removal of phenol from wastewater can be carried out by using various biological and non biological methods. Biological phenol removal can be carried out by biosorption and various suspended and attached growth processes. Adsorption and ion exchange are also important methods for phenol removal. Use of waste material for biosorption is widely investigated area of research. Current review summarizes research and studies on biosorptive phenol removal from wastewater.

Key words: pH, initial concentration, biosorbent dose, percentage removal, contacts time.

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