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Nutrient uptake and growth of bovine rectal bacterium in application of textile wastewater bioremediation

Mohamed Sunar, Norshuhaila (2014) Nutrient uptake and growth of bovine rectal bacterium in application of textile wastewater bioremediation. In: InCIEC 2014 International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference, 28 September – 1 October 2014, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.


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Textile industry produces a wastewater that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence that has a high importance in terms of its environmental impact. It consumes considerably high amount of processed water that produce highly polluted wastewater. The bovine rectal bacterium (BRB) is used in this study as an alternative for green technology method for treating the textile wastewater without causing any serious unacceptable damage to the natural environment and human health. This paper presents the BRB that consumed selected nutrients in textile wastewater. The chosen nutrients used to study the optimum growth of BRB are magnesium sulphate (MgSO4), ferric chloride (FeCl3), calcium chloride (CaCl2) and phosphate buffer. The BRB growth rate in textile wastewater in different types of nutrients and incubation time were evaluated in both; aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Consequently, this study provides the knowledge of suitable nutrient for growth of BRB. These BRB can be further employed at large scale of effluent textile wastewater treatments systems for effective remediation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bovine rectal bacteria; nutrients; textile wastewater
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD511-780 Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015 06:42
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6175
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