PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROCESS FOR FISH PROCESSING WASTEWATER
The main environmental problems of fish industries are high water consumption and high organic matter, oil and grease, ammonia and salt content in their wastewaters. The generated fish wastewater is rich in oil and grease, salt and ammonia. Biological treatments of such wastewater render them harmless. The primary causes of failure are a wide variety of inhibitory substances present in substantial concentrations in wastes. This paper consequently focuses on the inhibitors of biological treatment process for fish processing wastewater. It could be concluded from studies that system ammonia content, wastewater salinity, oil and grease play a decisive role in the efficiency of fish processing wastewater treatment. Physico-chemical was responsible for biological processes. An integrated design using physicochemical process followed by biological process would yield better treatment efficiency with less energy consumption and reduced sludge production.
Neena Sunny , Lekha Mathai P