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Assessment of Physicochemical Properties of Solid Waste - Opium Marc

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemical Sciences, Christian Eminent Academy, Indore, MP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 79-80, July,22 (2014)


Assessment of physicochemical properties of opium marc was done in this paper. The results indicate that the brown solid lumps of opium marc sample pass the PFLT and have specific gravity 0.73. The calorific value, flash point, moisture content, LOD @ 105 C, LOI @ 550 C, ash content @ 900 C were 1607.96, >65 C, 505, 36.3 and 72.0, respectively. pH of the sample was about neutral i.e. 7.3 and rest parameters such as sulphates, chlorides, organic halogens, cobalt ,cadmium, iron, chromium, nickel, copper, lead, zinc were below desirable limit. On the basis of analysis of marc (solid waste of process), it is proposed that co-processing for the disposal of opium marc is more suitable, economical and feasible.


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