Experiments on Removal of Inorganic Anions in Brewery Effluent Using Banana Peels

Of the various water pollution problems, effluents from industries are major contributors. A research
aimed at ascertaining the removal efficiency of anions (Cl, SO4, PO4, NO3 ) and N in brewery industry,
using ripe and unripe Musa sapientum (banana) peels at three different concentrations (1 g, 2 g and 4
g), was carried out. Basic laboratory protocols involving the use of Spectrophotometric methods were
adopted to determine chemical properties of the effluent samples. The outcome of this work revealed
that the concentrations of the inorganic anions of the treated brewery effluent sample were observed
to decline compared to the untreated effluent sample. This research work shows that banana peels
are effective precursors for the removal of inorganic anions from brewery effluent.

Author (s) Details

J. N. Okereke
Department of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

O. I. Ogidi
Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Nigeria.

K. O. Obasi
Department of Toxicology and Environmental Management, University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria.

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