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Pesticide (acephate) removal by GAC: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14503380     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pesticides are persistent pollutants which need utmost attention in agricultural pollution. They usually accumulate in the food chain, and hence are hazardous in nature. The present study reports the performance of granular activated carbon (GAC) in the removal of acephate contained in the effluent of a nearby pesticide manufacturing industry. In the batch study, the optimum dose of GAC was found to be 85 gm/litre for almost 100% removal of acephate from its initial concentration of 2.9 mg/litre which was found in the industrial effluent under treatment. The adsorption kinetics were represented closely by Langmuir isotherm. The equilibrium time was found as 80 minutes. The adsorptive capacity of GAC for acephate (pesticide) was of the order of 0.04614 mg/gm. A column system was devised and designed based on bed depth-service time (BDST) approach with the experimental value of 'a' and 'b' as 6.125 and 47.75 respectively.
G Banerjee; B Kumar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of environmental health     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0367-827X     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Environ Health     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-23     Completed Date:  2003-10-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0335007     Medline TA:  Indian J Environ Health     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sanitary Engineering, All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, 110, C.R. Avenue, Calcutta-700 073.
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MeSH Terms
Biodegradation, Environmental
Carbon / chemistry*
Chromatography, Gas / methods
Food Contamination / prevention & control*
Industrial Waste
Insecticides / chemistry*
Organothiophosphorus Compounds / chemistry*
Waste Disposal, Fluid / methods*
Water Pollutants / isolation & purification
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Industrial Waste; 0/Insecticides; 0/Organothiophosphorus Compounds; 0/Water Pollutants; 16291-96-6/Charcoal; 30560-19-1/acephate; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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