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Microbial community analysis in upflow anaerobic sludge blanket for the treatment of palm oil mill effluent

Sim, Lin Lin (2005) Microbial community analysis in upflow anaerobic sludge blanket for the treatment of palm oil mill effluent. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Abstract

Palm oil mill effluent (POME) has been treated using various technologies, yet not many of them provide a solution for waste degradation. Microbial community structure of the waste was not fully understood. In this study, the characteristics of POME were determined. The relation of pH, total suspended solids, total volatile solids and chemical oxygen demand of POME were studied. BLASTN and RDPII online-database were used to assess microbial community analysis. Acid-formers, methane-formers and fungal isolates were expected to be contributing to the treatment of POME. The relationship among microbial community members was studied. None of a single microbe was able to perform an effective POME treatment. A mixed culture of archaea, bacteria and fungus were essential to degrade the POME to an acceptable standard.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Master of Engineering (Civil - Environmental Management)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005; Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Zaini Ujang
Uncontrolled Keywords:Palm oil mill effluent (POME); waste degradation; microbial community structure; Anaerobic Upflow Sludge Blanket
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:3808
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:29 Jun 2007 08:02
Last Modified:25 Jul 2012 02:28

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