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Remediation of dyes in textile effluent: a critical review on current treatment technologies with a proposed alternative

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Robinson, T, McMullan, G, Marchant, R and Singh - Nee Nigam, Poonam (2001) Remediation of dyes in textile effluent: a critical review on current treatment technologies with a proposed alternative. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 77 (3). pp. 247-255. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The control of water pollution has become of increasing importance in recent years. The release of dyes into the environment constitutes only a small proportion of water pollution, but dyes are visible in small quantities due to their brilliance. Tightening government legislation is forcing textile industries to treat their waste effluent to an increasingly high standard. Currently, removal of dyes from effluents is by physio-chemical means. Such methods are often very costly and although the dyes are removed, accumulation of concentrated sludge creates a disposal problem. There is a need to find alternative treatments that are effective in removing dyes from large volumes of effluents and are low in cost, such as biological or combination systems. This article reviews the current available technologies and suggests an effective, cheaper alternative for dye removal and decolourisation applicable on large scale. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Infection and Immunity/Microbiology
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
ID Code:5501
Deposited By:Dr Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam
Deposited On:21 Dec 2009 10:57
Last Modified:16 May 2012 16:26

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