Continuous Electro Coagulation Process for the Distillery Spent Wash Using Al Electrodes

  • Manoj Pandurang Wagh
  • Pravin Dinkar Nemade
  • Pradeep Jadhav
Conference paper


Electrocoagulation (EC) process involves a detailed study discriminating the effect of pH, current density, the concentration of effluent and operating time. Continuous EC process was carried out with and without recirculation of DSW. Experiments were carried out to remove the color and COD of DSW by the electrocoagulation (EC). The wide range of operating conditions was implemented such as initial pH (3.1–8.7), current density (3.25–10.75A/cm2), initial COD concentration (5803 mg/L), and operating time (0–400 min). High- performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis confirms the degradation of DSW. The pair of aluminum electrode removes chemical oxygen demand up to 94.88% and color 78.65%. Sludge analysis was carried out by using XRD to explore the result.


Electro coagulation Distillery spent wash Chemical oxygen demand High- performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) XRD 



The authors would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. U. P. Naik, Principal, Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil College of Engineering Ahmednagar Maharashtra, India. and Savitribai Phule Pune university for sanctioning the Research Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manoj Pandurang Wagh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pravin Dinkar Nemade
    • 2
    • 3
  • Pradeep Jadhav
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringDr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil College of EngineeringAhmednagarIndia
  2. 2.Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityPuneIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringS. B. Patil College of EngineeringIndapurIndia
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBharati Vidyapeeth University College of EngineeringPuneIndia

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