An examination of the treatability of a simulated textile wastewater containing Maxilon Red BL-N

Basibuyuk M. , Forster C.

PROCESS BIOCHEMISTRY, cilt.32, sa.6, ss.523-527, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0032-9592(97)00007-1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.523-527


A cascade sequence of four biological aerated filters was used to examine the treatment of a simulated textile waste. The dye component of the synthetic wastewater was Maxilon Red BL-N, which was added at 25 and 50 mg/litre. The presence of the dye caused a very slight deterioration in the performance of the overall system in terms of COD removal. A high colour removal (99%) was achieved with both the concentrations tested, with the first reactor removing the majority (96%). Adsorption studies showed that the dye-sludge system conformed to the Langmuir equation but the application of a mass balance model for a multi-stage reactor system showed discrepancies between the calculated dye concentrations and those measured experimentally. It is suggested that this was due to competition for the adsorption sites. A comparison of the binding potential of the reactors (based on the Langmuir maximum adsorption capacity) with the mass of dye removed during the test periods suggests that a significant amount of biodegradation is taking place. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.