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Coag-Flocculation Kinetics of Phosphorus Containing Effluent Using Corchorus Olitorious Seed
Science Research
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014, Pages: 172-178
Received: Nov. 18, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 27, 2014; Published: Dec. 8, 2014
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Akinpelu Kamoru Babayemi, Department of Chemical Engineering, Anambra State University, Uli, Nigeria
Okechukwu Dominic Onukwuli, Department of Chemical Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Akindele Oyetunde Okewale, Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resourses Effurun, Nigeria
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Abstract
Corchorus olitorius, (CR) an environmentally friendly biomass was used as a coagulant in this work for the treatment of phosphorus containing effluent using Nephelometric method. The research evaluates the coag-flocculation efficiency of CR coagulant as well as kinetic parameter response of CR to varying pH and dosage of the waste water effluent. Coag-flocculation reaction order α, coag-flocculation rate constant K, and coagulation period  were determined. The maximum coag-flocculation performance is recorded at rate constant, K of 5x10-5 l/mg.mm, dosage of 500mg/l, pH of 6 and coagulation period of 5.4 mins. While the coag-flocculation efficiency obtained E > 70% at the condition of the experiment.
Keywords
Coagulation, Corchorus Olitorius, Kinetics, Phosphorus
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Akinpelu Kamoru Babayemi, Okechukwu Dominic Onukwuli, Akindele Oyetunde Okewale, Coag-Flocculation Kinetics of Phosphorus Containing Effluent Using Corchorus Olitorious Seed, Science Research. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 172-178. doi: 10.11648/j.sr.20140206.14
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