See more from this Session: Environmental Quality Posters
Monday, November 1, 2010
Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall BC, Lower Level
Large volumes of water, usually with color, chemical and fibers are generated during the dyeing process. In Mexico, few studies to reduce textile effluent pollution levels have been developed. One of the alternatives for the reduction of the contamination is the use of non-conventional biological treatments. This research aims to improve a biological process to reduce color in effluents from traditional dyeing process with cochineal. In our laboratory has been developed a process to reduce color in the effluent by a fungus. However, variables as variation in the amount of inoculum, pH, or determination of enzymes present in the system have not been studied. It is therefore proposed a study to establish the effect in discoloration to modify the amount of added inoculum and its relationship to the COD. It's expected to bring in the future, establishment of the technical and economic feasibility of the process of handling in the textile industries of the region.