Corn stalk ground to various mesh sizes was used to treat textile effluents obtained from three different industries. These effluents were first pretreated with alum and then charcoal; passing the water through a column, (20cm long and 5cm diameter) containing the ground corn stalk of size diameters of 300mm, 355mm 425mm followed this treatment. Results show that better quality effluent was obtained after treatment with the ground corn stalk. The corn stalk ground to a size of 425mm gave the best effluent quality.
Keywords: Textile effluent, Treatment, Corn stalk.
[Global Jnl Pure & Appl. Sci. Vol.9(3) 2003: 339-342]