Applications of Sequencing Batch Reactor in the Degradation of Dairy Industry Wastewater
S. Sivaprakasam1, K.Balaji2 

1S.Sivaprakasam, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Dharmapuri, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2K.Balaji, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Panruti Campus. Cuddalore District. (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 03 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 2595-2599 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B2879078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B2879.078219
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Abstract: Biodegradation using sequencing batch reactor is one of the best method of treating the wastewater from the diary industries. Milk and milk based products has become most essential and important role in day-to-day life of human. The raw milk undergoes various processing in dairy industries to produce other milk based products. The large quantities of water and other chemicals are required in a diary plant. The volume of water used in a diary industry varies with respect to the availability of water, processing method and type of flow. The waste water after every step of processing is discharged into either the natural water bodies or to the environment which alters the ecological balance. This research work on the laboratory scale model is used for the analysis and treatment of dairy industry wastewater. The parameters studied are the biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solids, suspended solids, pH and other substances present in the diary waste water. In this study, biodegradation of dairy wastewater was investigated under a sequencing batch reactor under aerobic conditions. It is performed on three different phases with variable reaction time to study the reductions in BOD, COD and other parameters respectively.
Index Terms: Sequencing Batch Reactor, Biological Treatment, Dairy Wastewater, Biodegradation.

Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology