Investigation of the Sugarcane Bagasse Adsorbent Efficiency For Nitrate Removal from Agricultural Outflow Drainage

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student of Irrigation and Drainage Department, Faculty of Water Sciences Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Professor of Irrigation and Drainage Department, Faculty of Water Sciences Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.

3 Associate Professor of Environmental Technolohies Research Center, Ahvaz, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.


Nitrate is a non-concentrated source of environmental pollution caused by fertilizer overdose in agricultural wastewater. These poisonous compounds are accumulated in aquatics tissues specially fishes and affect their reproduction and procreation ability.  Generally, to eliminate nitrate from urban, agricultural, and industrial wastewater using of physical, chemical and biological methods is very complicated and expensive at industrial scales. Surface absorption method is one of the useful methods for removing nitrate compounds. Due to the high cost of activated carbon, researchers have always been searching for a more economic method alternatively to remove nitrate. Bagasse is one of the wastages of sugarcane industry which contains some amounts of cellulose, pentosane and lignin. In this research, efficiency of sugarcane bagasse absorbent for nitrate removal from agricultural drainage have been studied.


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Volume 40, Issue 3
December 2017
Pages 1-10
  • Receive Date: 14 September 2014
  • Revise Date: 09 December 2017
  • Accept Date: 26 April 2016
  • First Publish Date: 22 November 2017