Growth kinetics of an indigenous mixed microbial consortium during phenol degradation in a batch reactor.

  title={Growth kinetics of an indigenous mixed microbial consortium during phenol degradation in a batch reactor.},
  author={Pichiah Saravanan and Kannan Pakshirajan and Prabirkumar Saha},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  volume={99 1},
Biodegradation of phenol by a mixed microbial culture, isolated from a sewage treatment plant, was investigated in batch shake flasks. A minimum concentration of 100 and a maximum of 800 mg 1(-1) of phenol in the media were adapted in the degradation study. The phenol degradation rate varied largely and was less than 10 mg l(-1)h(-1) at both extremes of the initial concentrations in the media. The degradation rate was maximum 15.7 mg l(-1)h(-1) at 400 mg l(-1) phenol. The culture followed… CONTINUE READING

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