RECOVERY OF WASTEWATER IN MARBLE PROCESSING INDUSTRY
- 1. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
- 2. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
- 3. Department of Environmental Engineering, Konya Technical University, Konya, 42031, Turkey
Abstract: Turkey is marble-rich country in terms of the selection of color and variety. There are 2468 licensed marble processing plants in the country. In these marble processing plants, wastewater from processes such as marble cutting, marble washing and marble polishing should be recovered in order to not affect the environment and human health. In this study, treatment and reuse methods have been explored for the wastewater of marble processing plants. In order to treat wastewaters from marble processing plants, it is aimed to increase the speed and efficiency of sedimentation by adding flocculant to the sedimentation zone. The wastewater under high pressure are dispersed in the hydrocyclone by centrifugal force and small grains are held there, so the water which can be regarded as clean water in the upper stream of the hydrocyclone is obtained.