Biodegradation Studies on Phenolic Compounds
The removal of phenolic compounds in effluents is major problem in industries. Degradation of phenolic compounds using co-culture microbial species along with individual specimens was studied. The COD reduction percentage showed a better degradation with co-culture. The degradation with microbial concentration as function of time was studied and shown an effective degradation with growth of microbial species on the fifth day. Parameters such as pH, temperature, ion sources for aerobic degradation are analyzed. Improving biomass growth and COD removal percentage of the co-culture showed a better degradation with pH range 7-8 at temperature of 35°C. Sodium ions are best suited for the growth of microbial organisms.
D. Rajan Babu
S.P. Prabhakaran et al., "Biodegradation Studies on Phenolic Compounds", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 584, pp. 455-459, 2012