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Irfanudeen N.M.,Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Engg College | Prakash I.A.,Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Engg College | Saundaryan R.,Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Engg College | Alagarraj K.,University | And 2 more authors.
Bioresource Technology | Year: 2015

This study details the application of naturally available biogenic substrates (NABS) in microbial degradation of 2-chlorophenol (CP). Jatropha deoiled cakes (JDC) and Karanja deoiled cakes (KDC) are used as NABS. The potential of NABS is compared with standard biogenic substrate, glucose. The study was carried out with both acclimatized mixed culture and pure culture, Pseudomonas putida. Microbial activity of the culture was monitored by measuring reduction in chlorophenol concentration, COD, toxicity and Cl- ions evolution. The study was carried out for a total of 42days. It was observed that culture having NABS has shown similar chlorophenol reduction but higher COD and toxicity reduction. Amongst NABS, Jatropha deoiled cake (JDC) has shown superior results of 71% COD reduction compared to glucose and KDC. This study is one of the first kind illustrating the potential of these substrates in removing toxic chemicals from wastewaters. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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