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Carbon Electrodes Electrolysis Process in Removing COD, Turbidity and Color for Textile Wastewater

  • Open or CloseYusoff MS1,2*, Basenun NFS1, Yusoff NHM1, Aziz HA1,2 and Alazaiza MYD3

    1School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    2Solid Waste Management Cluster, Science and Technology Research Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    3Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering (COE), A’Sharqiyah University (ASU), Oman

    *Corresponding author:Yusoff MS, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Submission: September 08, 2020;Published: October 09, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/ACET.2020.04.000590

ISSN : 2639-0574
Volume4 Issue3


This paper investigates the removal efficiency of textile wastewater using electrolysis process by carbon electrodes. The performance of COD, turbidity, and color reductions was evaluated under different conditions of pH, voltage usage, and distance between electrodes. The optimum conditions were determined, and the size of the flocs using these conditions was determined. Results showed that maximum COD, turbidity and color reduction were achieved under optimum pH6 conditions, constant 9V voltage, and 1cm distance between the electrodes with an average of 85.5%, 89.2%, and 85.2% respectively. It was found that higher voltage value, shorter distance between electrodes and neutral pH resulted in higher removal efficiency. The flocs size was found to be higher in the case of the short distance between electrodes. Overall, this study demonstrates that the electrolysis process is an effective method of treating textile wastewater and relatively rapid compared to other conventional techniques.

Keywords: Textile wastewater;Electrolysis;Carbon electrode;Flocs size

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