Abstract

Experimental andmodelling studies for the percentage conversion of nitrate from biomass derived fromrotten fruits under aerobic conditions

Author(s): Seshagiri Murikipudi, Meena Vangalapati

Nitrate salts are used widely inmany areas as fertilizers, explosives, oxidizing agents in the chemical industries, and as food preservatives especially to cure meats. If the range of nitrates increases in environment shows many dangerous and ill effects. Conversion of nitrate was needed. In this study the highest percentage conversion of nitrate was found to be 83 % fromthe optimized conditions. The final formof the proposedmodel equation for the percentage conversion of nitrate was Ys=0.83(1-e-0.2039t).Where Ys = percentage conversion of nitrate and t= conversion time (days). The model showed good agreement with experimental data by generating average absolute relative deviation (AARD) of about 0.5225± 44.49% conversion of nitrate from biomass derived from rotten fruits under aerobic conditions for sewage water.


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