Table 1: The characteristics of concentrated latex effluent [1, 513] and regulatory discharge standard limits [14].

ParametersConcentrated latex effluent (mg/L)Regulatory standard discharge limit  
(mg/L)
AB

pH3.7–5.56.0–9.05.5–9.0
Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) 1500–70002050
Chemical oxygen demand (COD)3500–1400050100
Total solid (TS)7576
Suspended solid (SS)200–70050100
Total nitrogen200–1800
Sulfate500–2000

All values except for pH are expressed in mg/L.