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Mud-bath wastewater treatment using coagulants








The paper investigates the composition, characteristics and methods of treatment of mud-bath wastewater from suspended solids as the main quality indicator permitting the reuse of this wastewater. In order to improve the effectiveness of treatment, the authors studied the method of coagulation with the use of various dosages of coagulant produced in Russia. There were determined indicators of mud bath wastewater quality indicators before and after performing coagulation. Studies were carried out on full-scale wastewater from the mud bath clinic. Conclusions were made regarding the effectiveness of reducing such indicators as chromaticity and turbidity after coagulation. The optimal dosages of aluminum-based coagulating agents for effective treatment of wastewater from mud baths were determined. The results of this work are recommended for use in the development of methods to improve the technological system of cleaning of existing mud bath clinics and at designing new complexes of mud bath therapy.


Arkanova I. A. South Ural State University Chelyabinsk, Russia

Ulrikh D. V. South Ural State University Chelyabinsk, Russia

Markova E. A. South Ural State University Chelyabinsk, Russia

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