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Table 2 Characteristics of untreated and anaerobically treated distillery effluent [44]

From: Sugarcane biorefineries wastewater: bioremediation technologies for environmental sustainability

Parameters in mg/L but pH Values of distillery effluent anaerobically treated effluent quality
pH 3.0–4.5 7.5–8.0
BOD5 50,000–60,000 8000–10,000
COD 110,000–190,000 45,000–52,000
Total solids 110,000–190,000 70,000–75,000
Total volatile solids 80,000–120,000 68,000–70,000
Total suspended solids 13,000–15,000 38,000–42,000
Total dissolved solids 90,000–150,000 30,000–32,000
Chloride 8000–8500 7000–9000
Phenols 8000–10,000 7000–8000
Sulfate 7500–9000 3000–5000
Phosphate 2500–2700 1500–1700
Total nitrogen 5000–7000 4000–4200