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Journal of Materials
Volume 2013, Article ID 297123, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/297123
Research Article

Flocculation Efficiency of Poly(Acrylamide-Co-Acrylic Acid) Obtained by Electron Beam Irradiation

1National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Accelerators Laboratory, 409 Atomistilor Street, 077125 Magurele, Romania
2National Research and Development Institute for Textile, 93 Ion Minulescu Street, 031215 Bucharest, Romania

Received 5 December 2012; Revised 14 March 2013; Accepted 22 March 2013

Academic Editor: Maurizio Ferrari

Copyright © 2013 Gabriela Craciun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A correlation between physicochemical characteristics of flocculants obtained by electron beam irradiation and their efficiency for wastewater treatment is presented. For real wastewater treatment, our interest was focused upon total suspended solids, fatty matter, and chemical oxygen demand. Flocculation studies were carried out using a standard jar test. A treatment option based on poly(acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) for wastewater taken from a slaughterhouse plant is presented.