Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoate During Treatment of Tomato Cannery Wastewater

@article{Liu2008ProductionOP,
  title={Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoate During Treatment of Tomato Cannery Wastewater},
  author={Hsin-ying Liu and Patrizia V. Hall and Jeannie L. Darby and Erik R. Coats and Peter G. Green and D E Thompson and Frank J. Loge},
  journal={Water Environment Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={80}
}
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production was achieved using tomato cannery waste coupled with a mixed microbial culture during wastewater treatment. The two‐stage PHA production process comprised a sequencing batch reactor (SBR), operating under a periodic feast–famine regime, to accomplish simultaneously wastewater treatment and selection of PHA‐accumulating microbes, followed by a batch reactor for the production of PHA‐rich biomass. The SBRs were efficient at removing soluble carbon (84… 

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