Comparative Analysis of Treatment of Textile Waste Water by Electrocoagulation in Horizontal Rectangular and Vertical Cylindrical Batch Reactor
Electrocoagulation using aluminium electrode was investigated to have optimized combination of affecting
parameters like applied current density and detention time. Set of experiments were conducted using simulated sample
prepared by dissolving basic red dye 5001 BC in tap water. An attempt was made to find out the electric work and specific
energy requirement for unit removal of COD. Effect of applied current density and detention time on COD removal efficiency
was investigated for horizontal rectangular reactor and vertical cylindrical batch reactor. A comparative study between
horizontal rectangular reactor and vertical cylindrical batch reactor was made to predict their effectiveness in term of COD
removal efficiencies and economics of treatment. The results show that geometry of the reactor plays important role in
treatment process and devices the economics of treatment in a way.
Index Terms— Textile Wastewater, Electrocoagulation, Aluminium electrodes, COD removal, Electric work.