Treatment of rice mill effluent for pollution control by Electrocoagulation
Pooja Vaishnav Shrivastava* and Anupam Bala Soni
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
Rice milling is the process of removing the husk and part of the bran from paddy in order to produce edible rice.
Parboiled rice production requires a larger amount of water. This water, if not properly treated, could give rise to
water pollution. The limitations in the physic-chemical methods and biological methods make Electrocoagulation
the favourable alternatives for the removal of pollutants from the industrial effluents. The maximum removal of
COD (Chemical oxygen Demand), Oil and Greece, Turbidity and TSS (total suspended solids) has been considered in
the present investigation. The process variables are pH, current density and inter space between electrodes. As a
part of study this paper presents effect of pH on removal of COD, Oil and Greece, Turbidity and TSS.