International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 5 2014- March 2014    Pages: 1053-1057  <<Previous    Next>>

Physicochemical study of PaperMill Effluent: To asses pollutant release to Environment

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Surabhi Yadav, Nidhi Yadav

Bipin Bihari College, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. 248001, U.P. India


Rapid industrialization affects the environment in different ways by discharging large amount  of effluent as waste water in the surrounding water bodies causing the serious problems to environment .This paper present  the physiochemical characteristics of waste water from the paper industry which is using hosiery cotton and waste paper as a raw material. The waste water from the paper industry is characterized by colour, temperature, turbidity, pH, conductivity, acidity, alkalinity, TDS, total hardness and chloride. The waste water samples were collected from the inlet and outlet of paper mill. The samples were analysed and compared with the Indian standards of effluent discharge. The results shows that the temperature, turbidity, pH, alkalinity, totalhardness and chlorides in the permissible limit while  conductivity, TDS and acidity does not meet the standards set by Central pollution control board, India. The selected physiochemical parameters  are the indicator of pollution load and provides clues about the further use and recycling of effluent.

Keywords: paper industry, physicochemical parameter, pulp paper mill effluent.


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