Design of coupled solar photocatalytic bioprocess for treatment of pharmaceutical effluent

Shanmugapriya, S and Deshpande, Rashmi (2015) Design of coupled solar photocatalytic bioprocess for treatment of pharmaceutical effluent. Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 5 (1). pp. 230-237. ISSN 2231-2560

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Combined Solar Detoxification and Bioremediation was utilized for the treatment of pharmaceutical industry wastewater producing paracetamol namely Tylenol. Two identical parabolic trough solar collectors were connected together in parallel and series separately. The collectors consisted of aluminium sheet as reflecting medium, acrylic sheet as cover to provide maximum UV transitivity. Three different materials were chosen for reactor tubes and were tested inside the collectors. The inner surface of each tube was coated with a Polyvinyl Pyrollidine-Titanium dioxide (PVP-TiO2 nano grade) paste to photocatalyse the process of detoxification. The effluent was further subjected to bacterial degradation and the changes in values of parameters like Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), pH and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) were observed. The initial COD and TOC level was found to be 25000 mg/l and 4945.64 ppm respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmaceutical effluent; solar parabolic trough reactor; pseudomonas aeruginosa; TOC level; COD level
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 10:44
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 10:44

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