Removal of caffeine in sewage by Pseudomonas putida: Implications for water pollution index.

A strain of Pseudomonas putida (biotype A) capable of growing on caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine) was isolated from a domestic wastewater processing operation. It used caffeine as the sole carbon source with a mean growth rate constant (k) of 0.049 h(-1) (approximately 20 h per generation), whereas k for glucose utilization under similar incubation… CONTINUE READING