S. SIVAKALAI, N. RAMANATHAN
Department of Microbiology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India
Though industries promote economy of the country, the pollution caused by them has to be controlled in order to save the environment from degradation. The present work has been aimed for the removal of the dyeing industry effluent pollutants and the reduction of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Total Solids (TS) using Spirulina platensis. The effluents were tested before and after treatment with Spirulina platensis by using standard analytical methods (American Public Health Association (APHA), 1992). Before treatment the COD of the effluent was ranging from 1040 to 8010 mg/L and the Total Solids from 1129 to 9700 mg/L. After the treatment using Spirulina platensis the COD was reduced to 101–600 mg/L and TS to 152–830 mg/L, respectively. Spirulina platensis showed to be effective in the textile industry wastewater treatment.
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