Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-5705

ISSN Online :  2231-5713


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Remediation Strategies for Phenolic Compounds Toxicity

Address:   V. Srihari1* and Ashutosh Das2
1National Institute of Construction Management and Research-Construction Industry Staff College (NICMAR-CISC), Kondapur, Hyderabad,Telangana-500 084.
2PRIST University, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu-613402(INDIA).
*Corresponding Author

Phenol, although used as an essential ingredient for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications, yet can lead to severe toxicity on improper handling. Several industrial wastewater (especially, from coke-oven plants, pharmaceuticals, textile and chemical industries) pose serious threat to living organisms. The present paper provides an outline of the physico-chemical characteristics, usages and hazards and remediation measures for control of phenol toxicity. The various analytic methods of attempts for dephenolation of wastewater include steam stripping, solvent extraction, oxidation (O3, H2O2, and ClO2), ion exchange, biodegradation and adsorption methods were discussed.
phenol, hazardous compounds, toxicity, adsorption, dephenolation.
V. Srihari, Ashutosh Das. Remediation Strategies for Phenolic Compounds Toxicity. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2014; Vol. 4: Issue 4, Oct.-Dec., Pg 179-183.
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