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Externalities Due To Sand Mining And Distillery Effluent In Water Streams Of India

A.V. Manjunatha, P.G. Chengappa, M.G. Chandrakanth

Abstract


Distilleries are one of the most important agro based industries producing ethyl alcohol for industrial and potable uses. They also assume importance due to growing use of alcohol in many sectors. However, their environmental degradation effects is in terms of generating large volume of foul smelling and brown coloured wastewater known as spent wash is a matter of concern. Distillery effluent is characterized by its extremely large volume of waste, foul odour, dark coffee color and highly biodegradable character, dissolved solid content that presents significant disposal or treatment problems

Keywords


water pollution, distillery,

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