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TREATMENT OF ANTIBIOTIC WASTEWATER BY ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESS
Aparna Mukherjee, Dr Abhijit Deshpande

Published in: International Journal of Current Engineering And Scientific Research ( IJCESR)
Volume- 4, Issue-9, pp.16-21, Sep 2017
DPI :-> 16.10046.IJCESR.2017.V4I9.1621.1943



Abstract
The feasibility of electrochemical process for degradation of antibiotic wastewater was investigated. Amoxicillin was used as a model antibiotic and stainless steel was used as electrodes in a lab scale reactor operated in batch mode. The effects of time, applied current, pH and concentration of electrolyte were studied and their optimum conditions were found as 30 minutes, 0.4 A, 7.3 and 2500 mg/l, respectively. The antibiotic and COD removal efficiencies of the process were 29% and 14.0187%, respectively. Comparison of electrochemical process with chemical coagulation (with Alum and Ammonium Ferrous Sulphate) showed that electrochemical process is more effective in removing antibiotics than chemical coagulation. The process followed first order reaction with rate constant, k, of 0.0263. Energy consumption was 24827.5862 Wh/kg antibiotic removed. Anode efficiency was 0.725 x 10-3 kg A-1 h-1 m-2.

Key-Words / Index Term
Electrochemical Process, Amoxicillin, Antibiotic, Electrodes, Electrolyte, COD, Chemical Coagulation, Rate Constant, Anode Efficiency

How to cite this article
Aparna Mukherjee, Dr Abhijit Deshpande , “TREATMENT OF ANTIBIOTIC WASTEWATER BY ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESS”, International Journal of Current Engineering And Scientific Research ( IJCESR), 4, Issue-9, pp.16-21, Sep 2017. DPI:16.10046.IJCESR.V4.I9.1943