Prospectives of Fishery Waste-Chitosan for Waste Water Treatment
Industrial effluents treatment is a major problem in the world. All wastewater treatment methods have some
problems in the environment. Due to this reason, today many natural biopolymers are being used in the waste water
treatment because those are safe for our environment. In this study, synthesis and characterization of polyethersulfone /
chitosan membranes (Thin film composite membrane) are carried out. Fish scales are used as raw materials. The
characterization techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) , X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) ,
scanning electron microscope(SEM) and Thermal gravimetric analysis(TGA) are analyzed for the synthesized membrane.
The performance of membranes such as flux, rejection, and pore size are also checked. The synthesized membrane is used
for thetreatment of steel industry waste water whereBiochemical oxygen demand (BOD), Chemical oxygen demand(COD),
pH, colour, Total dissolved solids(TDS), Total suspended solids(TSS) , Electrical conductivity(EC) and Turbidity aspects are
Keywords- Fish scale, Chitosan , Treatment of industrial effluents and membrane.