E-BEAM IRRADIATION AND ACTIVATED SLUDGE SYSTEM FOR TREATMENT OF MIXED TEXTILES AND FOOD BASE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER

  • Khomsaton Abu Bakar
  • Sarala Selambakkannu
  • Jamaliah Sharif
  • Khairul Zaman Mohd Dahlan
  • Ting Teo Ming
  • Natasha Isnin
  • Hasnul Nizam Osman

Abstract

The combination of irradiation and biological technique was chosen to study COD, BOD5 and colour removal from textiles effluent in the presence of food industry wastewater.  Two biological treatments, the first consisting a mix of non irradiated textile and food industry wastewater and the second a mix of irradiated textiles wastewater and food industry wastewater were operated in parallel. Reduction percentage of COD in textiles wastewater increased from 29.4% after radiation to 62.4% after further undergoing biological treatment. After irradiation, the BOD5 of textiles wastewater was reduced by 22.1%, but reverted to the original value of 36mg/l after undergoing biological treatment. Colour had decreased from 899.5 ADMI to 379.3 ADMI after irradiation and continued to decrease to 109.3 ADMI after passing through biological treatment.

Published
2012-05-16
How to Cite
ABU BAKAR, Khomsaton et al. E-BEAM IRRADIATION AND ACTIVATED SLUDGE SYSTEM FOR TREATMENT OF MIXED TEXTILES AND FOOD BASE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER. Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 2, p. 79-85, may 2012. ISSN 2232-0946. Available at: <https://jsnm.nuclearmalaysia.gov.my/index.php/jsnm/article/view/63>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2021.