Adsorption of Textile Industry effluent using carbon black of Chaetomorpha antennina

  • kripanand N.R Bharath institute of higher education and research
Keywords: Biosorption, textile effluent, Chaetomorpha antennina, seaweed, optimization


The textile industries play vital role in the discharging of colored components in the effluent which are retained in the effluent though they underwent many conventional treatment methods. These dyes are highly toxic and affect human and aquatic animals. Adsorption is a well-known process used for treating textile effluent for removing colour. In this study, Chaetomorpha antennina was made as a chemically activated carbon form to treat textile effluent collected from dye industry located at Tirupur, Tamil Nadu and few parameters such as adsorbent dosage, time, pH, temperature and agitation speed were optimized. Results revealed that the 5mg of adsorbent dosage with 150 min time interval at pH 9 with speed of 1500 rpm and the temperature of 4oC were found to be the optimum one in which maximum reduction was found.