Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences


Chemo Autotrophic Activated Carbon (CAACO) Technology for Waste Water Treatment


Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences

Focus Area:

Wastewater Treatment



Social Benefits:

Treatment of wastewater discharged from Industrial and domestic sectors , Low foot print requirement , Low electrical energy consumption , No odour emission , Low operation cost , Minimum sludge production , CAACO technology can be integrated with membrane separation

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, (CLRI) Tamil Nadu

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Brief Description

Description :

The purification of tannery effluents by an improved process by providing a simple technique for oxidising sulphides and other oxidisable organics present in equalised and anaerobically treated tannery effluent . This provides total oxidation of sulphides and removal of COD and BOD . This technolgy is more efficient, is faster and cost effective.

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