Effective remediation of fish processing waste using mixed culture biofilms capable of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification

Anoop R. Markande, Chandrika Kapagunta, Pooja S. Patil, Binaya B. Nayak
  • Journal of Basic Microbiology, May 2016, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/jobm.201500723

What is it about?

In recent times, MBBR has gained a lot of emphasis in remediation processes. Continuing from our previous paper on bioremediation of nitrogenous wastes by heterotrophs, we established the isolates in the form of biofilms on MBBR carriers and checked for their efficiency in effective remediation of toxic nitrogenous compounds in 2 and 20 litres of fish processing waste water.

Why is it important?

Use of fish processing effluents and their effective and complete remediation up to 20 litres of system showed the efficiency of this mixed biofilm in removal of nitrogenous toxic wastes higher than many of the reported MBBR systems.


Dr Anoop Ravindranath Markande (Author)
Uka Tarsadia University

The isolaes used here exhibited excellent ability to remove nitrogenous waste in planktonic state. Fixing them as a biofilm in MBBR carriers increased their efficiency and removed toxic nitrogenous waste efficiently and in a rapid time. Heterotrophic MBBR systems seem to be more efficient in bioremediatiion processes.

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