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|Title:||Isolation of a microbial consortium from activated sludge for the biological treatment of food waste||Authors:||Fong, K.P.Y.
|Keywords:||Biological wastewater treatment
|Issue Date:||2000||Citation:||Fong, K.P.Y., Tan, H.M. (2000). Isolation of a microbial consortium from activated sludge for the biological treatment of food waste. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 16 (5) : 441-443. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008915600184||Abstract:||The bacterial community in the activated sludge of a local wastewater treatment plant was studied in an effort to understand and exploit the metabolic versatility of microorganisms for the efficient biological treatment of food waste. Microorganisms capable of and efficient in degrading domestic food waste were screened based on their ability to produce areas of clearing on selective media containing protein, fat, cellulose and starch. Nine microbial species belonging to the genera Flavobacterium, Pseudomonas, Micrococcus, Aeromonas, Xanthomonas, Vibrio and Sphingomonas were found to degrade all components of food waste. These bacteria were added to domestic wastewater and shown to cause a 60% reduction in the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) level of wastewater compared to a control in which no microorganisms were added. The ability of the microbial consortium to degrade domestic wastewater as evidenced by the decrease in BOD levels suggests its potential for use in the biological treatment of food waste.||Source Title:||World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130996||ISSN:||09593993||DOI:||10.1023/A:1008915600184|
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