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Evaluating EC and TDS Concentration over Temperature Effect for Different Packed Bed Unit Treatment

Uku Eruni Philip, Ekperi Nelson Ibezim


In this research, we evaluated the concentration of Electrical conductivity, Total Dissolved Solid and the effect of Temperature for the different packed bed units set up for treatment. The bio-adsorbents used were plantain stem fiber, banana stem fiber and palm fruit fiber and the investigation was aimed to examine  the effect of EC, TDS and temperature on the performance of the bio-adsorbents in a packed bed unit The investigation was performed at packed bed unit adsorption of  of flow rate, constant packed bed unit height of 6.5cm, and flow time as within 2 to 10min. The effect of temperature was monitored with respect of change in physiochemical properties microbial count, total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) mitigation, resident time and biokinetics parameters of Michaels’s Menten model Monod’s model. However, the adsorption parameters of Yoon – Nelson, Adams – Bohart and Thomas Model was used for computation of  at different time for various. This research work revealed that bio-adsorbent effectiveness is dependent of the operating temperature in terms of rate of contaminants treatment to reduce the degree of toxic substance that influences the concentration of contaminated water medium.


Tds, Electrical Conductivity, Packed Bed Unit, Remediation

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