• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 10, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Development of activated sludge adapted to high concentrations of phenol and enhancement of its phenol removal ability by addition of a processed lignite


In this study, we successfully developed activated sludge (AS) adapted to a very high concentration (3 g/L) of phenol. A careful stepwiseadaptation process was considered important in the development of this AS. In addition, we found that processed lignite (PL) accelerated the removal of phenol which might lead to change in the dominant members of the microbial community. Phenol is an abundant industrial toxic contaminant in wastewater treatment processes.
Keywords: activated sludge, processed lignite, phenol removal. 


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