Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 3 Issue 1-2, 2001; Page No.(29-32 )

PUMICE STONE SUPPORTED BIOCATALYST FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF PHENOL AND STARCH CONTAINING WASTEWATERS

POORNA VISWANATHAN, NIVEDITA JOSH!, DALJIT KAUR RAYAT AND JASMINE BHATHENA

Abstract

Mixed cultures of cells immobilized on 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm3 pumice stone pieces, Bubble column type bioreactors were set up using pumice-supported biocatalyst for degrading phenol and starch containing wastewaters. The organisms showed 71% and 60.4% degradation of phenol and starch respectively.

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