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The kinetics of phenol degradation by immobilized pseudomonas sp in a repeated-batch process

Mailin, M. and Firdausi, R. (2007) The kinetics of phenol degradation by immobilized pseudomonas sp in a repeated-batch process. Malaysian Apllied Biology, 36 (1). pp. 73-78. ISSN 0126-8643

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Abstract

The best operating conditions for phenol degradation by immobilized Pseudomonas sp in packed column were determined, and then evaluated in repeated batch cultures. The maximum degradation rate occurred in i) the support with 1.0 cm diameter or less, ii) loading rate of 2.5 ml/min, and iii) in culture supplemented with nutrient. At these conditions, the immobilized cells managed to remove 100% of 1000 ppm phenol within 24 hours, and repeated the same performance in the next six consecutive batches. This achievement was comparable to published data. The approach employed in this study provides a useful guideline in treating phenolic contaminants using packed reactor system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:pseudomonas, phenol degradation, bioceramic, repeated batch, packed column
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:8106
Deposited By: Norshiela Buyamin
Deposited On:27 Mar 2009 07:21
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:51

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