BIOREMEDIATION OF PHENOL FROM PULP AND PAPER MILL EFFLUENTM.S. DHANUSHREE AND HINA KOUSAR
Pulp and paper mill is considered as one of the highly polluting industry responsible for surface water pollution. Wastewater from industry has high loads of organic as well as inorganic constituents. Direct discharge of effluent to aquatic bodies will alter the aesthetics and can induce various health hazards in exposed individuals. Compared to physical and chemical methods of wastewater treatment, bioremediation was found to be attractive and efficient technique. In the present investigation, Pseudomonas pictorum was utilized to study its phenol removal efficiency and results revealed that the organism was found to be potential in removal of phenol from paper mill effluent.