Title: Bioremoval of colour from textile wastewater by sequencing batch reactor and biotechnological methods

Authors: Recep Ileri, Nursel Kiratli, Gulgun Koseoglu

Addresses: Environmental Engineering Department, Sakarya University, Esentepe Kampus, 54187, Adapazari, Turkey. ' Environmental Engineering Department, Sakarya University, Esentepe Kampus, 54187, Adapazari, Turkey. ' Environmental Engineering Department, Sakarya University, Esentepe Kampus, 54187, Adapazari, Turkey

Abstract: In experimental studies, single growth white rot fungi Phanerochaete chrysosporium has been additionally used to obtain the decolourisation capacity of fungal biomass. It has been shown that average efficiency of classical activated sludge in SBR reaches 71% during 1600 mins for 436, 525 and 620 nm absorbance. It has been shown that average efficiency of advanced activated sludge in SBR reaches 77% during 1600 mins for 436, 525 and 620 nm absorbance. It has been shown that average efficiency of integrated SBR and biosorption system reaches 96% during 1600 mins for 436, 525 and 620 nm absorbance. A high decolourisation of 96% was achieved in integrated SBR and biosorption system.

Keywords: textile wastewater; colour removal; biotechnology; bioremoval; SBR; sequencing batch reactors; biosorption; wastewater treatment; white rot fungi; decolourisation; fungal biomass.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2009.026642

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2009 Vol.38 No.1/2, pp.48 - 55

Available online: 22 Jun 2009 *

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