Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science


Author’s Name : V Yogeshwaran

Volume 04 Issue 04 2017

ISSN no :  2348-3121

Page no: 322-326

Abstract – Distillery spent wash is the unwanted residual liquid waste generated during alcohol production and pollution caused by it is one of the most critical environmental issue. Despite standards imposed on effluent quality, untreated or partially treated effluent very often finds access to watercourses Effluent originating from distilleries known as spent wash leads to extensive water pollution. A study was conducted to know the quality of effluent generated from the distillery, for the purpose of proper treatment and dilution of effluent before discharge in water stream or on land. The sequencing batch reactor (SBR) is a modified version of activated sludge process designed to operate under non-steady state condition. An SBR operates in a true batch mode with equalization, aeration and sludge settlement all occurring in the same tank. The characteristic of industrial waste water was obtained from sugar mill. The parameters collected are pH value, electrical conductivity, BOD, COD, TSS, TDS, DO, Total hardness, Alkalinity, chloride, and total potassium.

Keywords – Spent wash, Sequential batch reactor, Activated sludge process


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