Dairy industry wastewater electrocoagulation


  • Pamela López Universidad de las Américas
  • Antonio Harnisth Universidad de las Américas




electrocoagulation, turbidity, efficiency, COD, BOD


The dairy industry generates lots of water discharge processes, these wastewater are discharged directly into water sources without any pretreatment. . In order to solve this problem there is a treating technique called electrocoagulation that treat of waste water with high organic load. There are three factors to carry out the electrocoagulation process as: time, number of plates and system voltage. After completing the set up and running the experiment, the electrocoagulation treatment efficiency was evident, as the approximate percentage of COD removal was 93%, 82% of BOD5 and 76% of SS.


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How to Cite

López, P., & Harnisth, A. (2016). Dairy industry wastewater electrocoagulation. Enfoque UTE, 7(1), pp. 13 - 21. https://doi.org/10.29019/enfoqueute.v7n1.84