Optimal light intensity for the growth of Rhodopseudomonas palustris strain B1 for application in sago and palm oil mill effluents treatment

Chong, L.L. and Ibrahim, S. and Vikineswary, S. (2004) Optimal light intensity for the growth of Rhodopseudomonas palustris strain B1 for application in sago and palm oil mill effluents treatment. In: Environmental biotechnology: Advancement in water and wastewater applications in the tropics : Selected proceedings of the IWA international conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9-10 December 2003. IWA Publishing, London, pp. 283-290. ISBN 1843395037

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Abstract

The light intensity for the growth of the phototrophic R. plaustris strain B1 in glutamate-malate medium has been optimized at 4 klux. This condition was used for the treatment of sago effluent and POME using R. palustris strain B1, with three days retention time. At 10% (v/v) inoculum size, there was a 67% reduction for both COD and BOD of the sago effluent. By comparison the reductions in POME were only about 35% in undiluted effluent and 45% in 50% (v/v in tap water) diluted effluent.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: BOD reduction; COD reduction; Optimal light intensity; Palm oil mill effluent; R. palustris; Sago effluent
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 07:03
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 07:03
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18618

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