Enhancing Electrocoagulation Process Efficiency Using Astraglus Gossypinus Tragacanth in Turbidity Removal from Brackish Water Samples

Zarei, Amin and Biglari, Hamed and Mobini, Mohammad and Ebrahimzadeh, Gholamreza and Yari, Ahmad and Narooie, Mohammad Reza and Abouee Mehrizi, Ehsan and Dargahi, Abdollah and Baneshi, Mohammad Mehdi and Mohammadi, Mohammad Javad and Mazloomi, Sajad (2018) Enhancing Electrocoagulation Process Efficiency Using Astraglus Gossypinus Tragacanth in Turbidity Removal from Brackish Water Samples. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 27 (4). pp. 1851-1858. ISSN 1230-1485

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Colloidal particles are the main cause of turbidity in an aquatic environment. Water turbidity maintains pathogenic microorganisms against disinfection. In addition to increasing the consumption of antiseptic substances, mainly it causes a lot of aesthetic and non-sanitary problems such as the formation of toxic and carcinogenic side constituents in the treatment of water. In this study we investigated the efficiency of the use of tragacanth of Astraglus gossypinus (Catira) on the effectiveness of the electrocoagulation process in the removal of turbidity from brackish water. In this descriptive-analytic study, direct bentonite injections of 2 to 8 g/L were used to provide opacity. In the following, the effect of applying coagulant aid of Tragacanth of Astraglus gossypinus plant with values of 0.25 to 1.5 g/L on the efficiency of the electro-coagulation process equipped with iron electrodes in the removal of opacity from brackish water samples were examined in potential difference from 5 to 30 volts, and pH from 2 to 9 over a period of 60 min. Variation of turbidity was determined using the turbidity sensor in accordance with standard reference methods. The results showed that the highest opacity removal efficiency is about 99% for each 1 kg of opacity due to the addition of 7 g/L bentonite under neutral pH conditions, Tragacanth dose of 1.5 g/L, 8 g/L dose of NaCl, and voltage of 30 V for 30 min, along with the average consumption of iron and electrical energy of 0.18 kg and 0.53 Kwh, respectively. Thus, the use of Astraglus gossypinus tragacanth for removing turbidity as a natural coagulant aid dramatically improves the electrocoagulation process efficiency in the removal of turbidity from brackish water samples and reduces current costs of the electro-coagulation process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@gmu.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 06:52
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 06:52
URI: http://eprints.gmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/396

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