Purification of Distillery Spent Wash by Using Activated Charcoal

  • Bharat Kumar Department of Chemistry Doon International School
  • Divyanshu Gola Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School
  • Gagandeep Singh Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School
  • Rajat Singh Bisht Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School
Keywords: Distillery spent wash, Activated Charcoal, Irrigation, Adsorbent, Chemical Parameters

Abstract

Purification of distillery spent wash using activated charcoal has great potential as a sustainable method as it is cost effective method. The purpose of this investigation is to study the activated charcoal purification method for purification of distillery spent wash. For this, the study encompassing evaluation of reduction of various physical chemical parameters (pH, COD, TS, TDS, Ca, Mg, Na and K) of distillery spent wash was done by passing it through the activated charcoal column. The distillery spent wash was acidic (pH 4.7) and dark brown in color which often cause psychological fear in farmers for its utilization. Activated charcoal purification of distillery spent wash exhibited maximum reduction in COD (48.98%), TS (64%), TDS (55.26%), Mg (78.03%), Na (60%), Ca (80.91%), K (75.30%) and increase in pH toward pH 7. Purified distillery spent wash showed a good growth of wheat seeds

Author Biographies

Bharat Kumar, Department of Chemistry Doon International School

Department of Chemistry Doon International School, Dehradun, 248001, U.K., India

Divyanshu Gola, Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School

Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School, Dehradun, 248001, U.K., India

Gagandeep Singh, Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School

Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School, Dehradun, 248001, U.K., India

Rajat Singh Bisht, Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School

Student Class XI 2016-2017, Doon International School, Dehradun, 248001, U.K., India

Published
2016-12-31