The use of cheap and ecofriendly adsorbents studied as an alternative substitution of inorganic chemicals for removal of dyes and toxicity constituents from textile effluent. Palmyra wood is from south region of Tamilnadu, successfully used to remove of dyes and toxicity constituents from textile effluent in a batch wise column. In this project, first adsorbent Palmyra wood (PW) is used as a filtration bed and second supportable adsorbent river sand, used for removal of dyes, toxicity and also for better adsorption of heavy metals from textile effluent. Increase in height of the adsorbent bed, increase in removal of dye and toxicity present in textile effluent.


Environmental issues in Tirupur

Environmental pollution problems in Tirupur have been a long history. River pollution by Dye wastewater and sludge began with the rapid development of Processing industry, of about 25years ago. It is therefore a unique environmental problem that will not be easy to solve. Although India has a host of environmental problems that demand solution, the government is implementing more effective pollution controls than other South region nations. It is also committing resources to construction of environmental infrastructures, such as sewerage systems to deal with industries wastewater. Given these positive moves, environmental problems in Tirupur do not appear to be as grave as in the well developed countries.

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About the Authors:

Dr.R.Murugan and Syed Mohamed Yaseen SR are associated with the Department of Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore.