International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing(IJEM)
ISSN: 2305-3631 (Print), ISSN: 2306-5982 (Online)
Published By: MECS Press
IJEM Vol.4, No.5, Dec. 2014
Analysis and Treatment of Water Contaminated by Petroleum Products
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The unparalleled rate in population explosion and advancements in technology has created alarming impacts on the society. This has urged the need for vigilant and efficient data mining of these phenomena. Petroleum being an indispensible part of life has escorted to several detrimental results. Air and water are the major elements which fall prey to this. The present study involves rigorous scrutinizing with statistical analysis of test data carried out on water samples collected from petrol pumps and automobile service stations for the determination of nature of configuration. The samples were collected at regular time intervals and at the fixed place irrespective of the weather and climatic conditions that prevailed. The haphazardness or fuzziness of the amount of contamination present in water recipients due to petroleum products is being evaluated using regression analysis and the runs test. It is found that organic and inorganic chemicals are more in the collected sample that leads to chemical oxygen demand (COD) and the same was reduced using activated rice husk as an adsorbent. A case study involving its harmful effects on concrete is accessed via Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) tests.
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Nandini M.Naik, Girish S.Kulkarni, K.B.Prakash,"Analysis and Treatment of Water Contaminated by Petroleum Products", IJEM, vol.4, no.5, pp.1-11, 2014.DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2014.05.01
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