Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering


Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Hung, Yung-Tse

Subject Headings

Environmental Engineering


Dairy industry is one of the major industries from which organic wastewater is produced and released into the water bodies. Textile industries also generate considerable amount of dye wastewater that effect the water quality standards. Various treatment techniques are adopted to treat the wastewater. Adsorption is one of the low-cost treatment processes to treat the textile and milk wastewater. This thesis focuses on the treatment of combined dye and milk wastewater using the process of adsorption. The treatment process is carried out by using three different types of low cost adsorbents Peanut-hull, Banana peel and Activated carbon. The effectiveness of the adsorbents was analyzed by measuring the transmittance values after the water has been treated.