Authors: Ackmez Mudhoo, Sanjay K. Sharma
Addresses: Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius. ' Green Chemistry Research Laboratory, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Alwar, Rajasthan, India
Abstract: The conventional COD determination through reflux method, although still much in experimental practice for water and wastewater analysis, is time consuming, complex and prone to a number of errors. A simpler, more rapid, environmentally benign but still precise method would hence be more attractive and is, in point of fact, a pressing need. Contextualised within the concept of Green Chemistry, this review discusses a handful of research papers published to date on microwave-assisted COD determination and brings forward the achievable improvements in COD analysis while using this clean analytical technique.
Keywords: microwave assisted COD; chemical oxygen demand; green chemistry; wastewater analysis; optimised digestion.
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2011 Vol.14 No.1/2/3/4, pp.2 - 8
Published online: 29 Mar 2011 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article