Journal of Applied and Natural Science 1(2):132-137(2009)
Optimization of cultural conditions for anaerobically treated distillery effluent bioremediation by an isolate Pseudomonasputida SAG45
Anita Rani and Baljeet Singh Saharan*
Department of Microbiology, KurukshetraUniversity, Kurukshetra - 136 119 (Haryana), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: Baljeet@DAAD-alumni.de
Abstract : The present study deals with the decolourisation and detoxification of distillery effluent by an isolate SAG45 . Soil samples were collected from the affected disposal sites of distillery effluent treatment plant. The isolate showed the highest bioremediation of 79.5% within 4 days of cultivation in the melanoidin pigment broth. The isolate showed higher decolourisation at pH 8.0 and temperature 37 o C. However, it gives 58.9% decolourisation with 5% (v/v) distillery effluent within 8 days. Toxi City test was also carried out to assess the toxi City of distillery effluent on seed germination.
Keywords : Effluent, Decolourisation, Aerobic cultures, Recalcitrant, Toxi City test