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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: Jan.-March | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 17-20

An Investigation on Factors affecting Breakthrough Curve for Low Cost Adsorbent

Sunil Jayant Kulkarni

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


Adsorption using low cost adsorbent is effective method for organic matter removal from wastewater. For treatment of organic matter, generally packed beds are used. Other contacting patterns like fluidized beds are also investigated. Removal of various pollutants from effluent using packed beds is widely used treatment method. Bed height and flow rate are two key factors affecting column operation. Though the column is often designed based on batch experimental data, it is important to know the behavior of the adsorption phenomenon with respect to flow rate and bed height variations. In present investigation effect of flow rates and bed height on the nature of break through curve is studied for three adsorbents namely activated carbon, leaf litter adsorbent and wood charcoal adsorbent.

Key words:Adsorbate, adsorbent, height, flow rate, breakthrough curve..

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