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Textile wastewater challenges and current mitigation methods: an overview

Bellow, Ibrahim Adebayo and Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Alam, Md Zahangir and Alkhatib, Ma'an Fahmi Rashid (2016) Textile wastewater challenges and current mitigation methods: an overview. In: "4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE'16): Harnessing Biotechnology For Sustainable And Green Future", 25-27 July 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Effluents from dye and textile industries are highly contaminated and toxic to the environment. High concentration of non-biodegradable compounds contributes to increased biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) of the wastewater bodies. Dyes found in wastewater from textile industries are carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic. Biological processes involving certain bacteria, fungi, activated carbon and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are promising methods for treating the waste water. These methods are either inefficient or ineffective. These complexities necessitates search for new approaches that will offset all the shortcomings of the present solutions to the challenges faced with textile wastewater management. This article reviews the past and recent methods used in the treatment of the textile dye wastewater and the future opportunities for efficient treatment of textiles wastewaters.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 4286/60935
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wastewater, dye, fungi, carbon nanotubes
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP890 Textile dyeing and printing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Ma'an Alkhatib
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 09:52
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 10:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60935

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