Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 2A Page No.: 876-882 Oct. - Dec. 2012

 

BIODEGRADATION OF PENTACHLOROPHENOL (PCP) BY CONSORTIUM OF Flavobacterium SPECIES IN TANNERY EFFLUENT

 

Tewari Chandra Prakash, Shukla Siddhartha*1 and Pandey Poonam2

1. Department of Environmental Sciences, KNIPSS, Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh (INDIA)
2. Department of Environmental Sciences, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 10, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Consortium of pentacholorophenol degrading bacterial strains were isolated from tannery effluents in Jajmau, Kanpur, India were enriched in a lab scale chemostat for enhancement of their degradation potential and used in a lab scale bioreactor for the degradation of PCP. The isolated bacterial strains were identified as Flavobacterium species. The enrichment potential for PCP degradation by this consortium was enhanced during growth in the chemostat 91.0% reduction in PCP levels was observed within 80 hrs. Revealing possible applications of this consortium for bioremediation of sites contaminated with PCP. Bacterial consortiums were able to degrade the PCP concentration of 30mg l-1.

 

Keywords : Bioreactor, Chemostat, Consortium, Inoculums, Penta Chloro Phenol (PCP)

 

 

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