International Journal of Environmental Chemistry

Special Issue

Efficiency Optimization of Pharmaceutical Effluent Treatment

  • Submission Deadline: May 20, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Iloamaeke Ifeoma Maryjane
About This Special Issue
As the horizon of industrialization is expanding likewise the pollution that emerges from these industries. Pharmaceutical company is one of the major industries that make use of chemicals in the manufacturing process. Sometimes the effluent that is disposed end up in our rivers, lake, and dam and even on our lands. This effluent may contains high chemical oxygen demand, biological oxygen demand, phosphate, nitrate, chloride, total dissolve solids, total suspended solid, turbidity, colour and heavy metals. These pose a great risk to aquatic organism, man and the soil because of these pollutants liberated from this effluent. The conventional coagulants that is used are made of up of inorganic and synthetic chemicals which are creating more pollution instead of solving them. This research attempts to bring succor to our problem of pollution and the possible way of optimizing the process parameters using Response surface methodology by Box Behnken design coupled with statistical analysis of variance.
Aims and Scope:
To treat pharmaceutical effluent with the seed skin of Treculia Africans and optimize the colour removal efficiency through process parameters such time, pH and coagulant dosage.
  1. Pharmaceutical
  2. Effluent
  3. Optimization
  4. Treculia africans
  5. Coagulant
  6. Response surface methodology
Lead Guest Editor
  • Iloamaeke Ifeoma Maryjane

    Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • Egwuatu Chinyelum Ijeamaka

    Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

  • Onwumelu Harry Alphonsus

    Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

  • ImaObong Udousoro

    Department of Chemistry, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

  • Nwakife Nkechi

    Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

  • Juliet Dodo

    Department of Chemistry, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria

  • Okonkwo N.

    Department of Chemistry, Abia State University, Abia, Nigeria

  • Nkoli Mgbemena

    Department of Industrial Chemistry, Michael Okpara University, Okigwe, Nigeria

  • Omuku Patrick

    Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

  • Udeozo Ifeoma

    Department of Industrial Chemistry, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria

Published Articles
  • Optimization of Colour Reduction in the Pharmaceutical Effluent by Response Surface Methodology

    Ifeoma Maryjane Iloamaeke , Chineyelu Ijeamaka Egwuatu , Harry Alphonsus Onwumelu , Christian Elochukwu Nzoka-Okoye

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020
    Pages: 28-37
    Received: Mar. 03, 2020
    Accepted: Mar. 24, 2020
    Published: Apr. 14, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijec.20200401.14
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    Abstract: This research deals with the reduction of colour in the pharmaceutical effluent by Treculia Africans seed coat (TA) as a coagulant using Box behnken design (BBD) from the response surface methodology (RSM). The pharmaceutical effluent was subjected to physicochemical analysis to determine the level of pollution. The coagulant was characterized by F... Show More