Study on Biodegradation of Textile Effluents by Activated Carbon and Sugarcane Bagasse as Adsorbents

Mahmudur Rahman Idris

Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, BANGLADESH.


The chemical contamination of water from a wide range of toxic derivatives, in particular heavy metals, aromatic molecules and dyes, is a serious environmental problem owing to their potential human toxicity. New Eco-labels for textile products and tighter restrictions on wastewater discharges are forcing textile wet processors to reuse process water and chemicals. This challenge has prompted intensive research in new advanced treatment technologies. Among all the treatments proposed, bagasse has been reported to be a potential adsorbent for the removal of pollutants or color from the wastewater. The results showed that there is a recent increasing interest in the bagasse(Saccharum Officinarum) of new low-cost, high performance, environment friendly adsorbents used in wastewater treatment1.

Keywords :Effluent, Temperature, Adsorbent, Biochemical oxygen demand, Chemical oxygen demand, DO, pH, Wastewater, Sugarcane bagasse.