Denitrification and removal of heavy metals from waste water by immobilized microorganisms

R. P. Tengerdy, J. E. Johnson, J. Holló, J. Tóth

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Abstract

Pseudomonas fluorescens, immobilized on soft polyvinyl chloride granules containing up to 35% softeners as carbon source, was used for simultaneous removal of nitrate and heavy metals. In typical continuous column operation, a 100 mg/L nitrate input solution was reduced to a 20 mg/L output at a feeding rate of 1500 mL/h, with a capacity of 14 kg/day/m3, and with an efficiency of 79%. In the same column, Pb(NO3)2 concentration was reduced from 1.0 to 0.05-0.1 mg/L and ZnSO4 concentration was reduced from 10 to 5 mg/L. Pseudomonas aeruginosa immobilized on an O2 plasma-treated melt blown polypropylene web was used for removing 95% of a 1.7 nCi PuCl4 activity from a nuclear plant waste water in a batch operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Part A Enzyme Engineering and Biotechnology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1981

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Denitrification
Waste Water
Heavy Metals
Microorganisms
Nitrates
Heavy metals
Wastewater
Radioactive Waste
Pseudomonas fluorescens
Polypropylenes
Polyvinyl Chloride
Polyvinyl chlorides
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Carbon
Plasmas

Keywords

  • bacteria, immobilized, in waste water treatment
  • denitrification, of waste water by immobilized microbes
  • immobilized bacteria, in waste water treatment
  • metals, removal from waste water by microbes
  • microbes, immobilized, in heavy metal removal from waste water
  • microbes, immobilized, in waste water denitrification
  • plutonium, removal from waste water by immobilized microbes
  • Pseudomonas fluorescens, in heavy metal removal from waste water
  • Pseudomonas fluorescens, in waste water denitrification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Denitrification and removal of heavy metals from waste water by immobilized microorganisms. / Tengerdy, R. P.; Johnson, J. E.; Holló, J.; Tóth, J.

In: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Part A Enzyme Engineering and Biotechnology, Vol. 6, No. 1, 03.1981, p. 3-13.

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