Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering


Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Hung, Yung-Tse

Subject Headings

Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering


This study was undertaken to determine the treatment of wastewater from dye and sugar industry for removal of color. This specific treatment consists of adsorption using low cost adsorbents and micro filtration using whatman-41 micro filters. Considerations of this treatment process is to take the samples using batch adsorption and avoid coagulation with further dilution. Numerous runs were made with the ideal waste samples prepared in the laboratory. As a first step in the study different dyes were considered using different concentrations of sugar wastewater. Samples were treated with three different low-cost adsorbents. These treated samples using low cost adsorbents and can be discharge into surface water through municipal sewage.