SLUDGE MASS DETERMINED AS A PARAMETER FOR SELECTION OF COAGULANT-A NEW APPROACHBHAVYA KAVITHA DWARAPUREDDI, MANOJ KUMAR KARNENA AND VARA SARITHA
Availability of safe drinking water in developing countries is a gigantic problem consequently; the public is affected due to water-borne diseases. The coagulation-flocculation method can be adopted as this is a low-cost treatment method, and also it is inexpensive. This studyâs objective is to screen the various natural coagulants depending upon the turbidity reduction in the sample. Two turbid ranges were selected for the study, i.e., 70NTU and 150 NTU, as these are the lowest and highest turbid range observed in the surface water. Comparison studies were conducted to synthesize a Novel coagulant for the highest turbidity removal and low sludge weight. One-way ANOVA performed statistical analysis to determine the significant levels (p<0.005) of our experiment. Experimental results obtained by the theoretical and practical were almost the same. Sago and chitin are efficient in removing turbidity and also produced less sludge weight.