Bioremediation and decolorization of anaerobically digested distillery spent wash

V Kumar, L Wati, F FitzGibbon, Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam, IM Banat, D Singh, R Marchant

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A facultative anaerobic pure bacterial culture L-2 capable of growth on 12.5% (v/v) diluted digested spent wash supplemented with glucose (10 g/l) was isolated from an Indian distillery. It achieved 31% decolorization and 57% COD reduction after 7 days' incubation. The advantages of using such a culture for digested spent wash bioremediation are apparent in providing a realistic approach for decreasing its pollution potential prior to disposal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Apr 1997


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