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Title: Assessment and remediation of Pollutants in Ghana’s Kete-Krachi District Hospital Effluents using granular and Smooth activated carbon
Authors: Tulashie, Samuel Kofi
Kotoka, Francis
Kholi, Foster Kwame
Aggor-Woananu, Samira Esinam Elsie
Tetteh, Gifty Rhodalyn
Keywords: pollutants
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: Heliyon
Abstract: The need for simple, cheaper and high performance hospital effluent treatment system in Kete-Krachi District which is adjacent to the Lake Volta has necessitated this study. This study focuses on assessing, and treating Kete-Krachi District Hospital effluent using packed granular (GAC) and smooth activated carbon (SAC). The use of activated carbon is due to its less expensive method of operation, the ease to prepare from local raw materials, high availability, and effectiveness for treating hospital effluent. The dissolved oxygen (DO), chemical oxygen demand (COD), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), nutrient compounds (P-PO4, N-NO3 ), turbidity, pH, conductivity and total coliform parameters were investigated and later treated with the activated carbon. The average conductivity and P-PO4 removals were <50%. The average BOD5, COD, coliform, N-NO3, and turbi
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