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BIODEGRADATION OF SEWAGE WASTEWATER USING SOME BACTERIA STRAIN ISOLATED FROM THE SOIL AND ITS APPLICATION IN CROP PRODUCTION



Yusuf, R. T, Akande. T. M, Aransiola, Y. O, Abdullahi, H.J and Lawal,W. S on 06/01/2017

The performance of isolated designed consortia comprising Bacillus pumilus, Brevibacterium sp, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa for the treatment of sewage wastewater in terms of morphological characteristics, physiological features and Biochemical properties was studied with aim of  optimized  different parameters (inoculum size, agitation, and temperature) to achieve effective results in less period of time. The results obtained indicated that consortium in the ratio of 1 : 2 (effluent : biomass) at 200 rpm, 30°C is capable of effectively reducing the pollutional load of the sewage wastewaters,  within the desired discharge limits, that is, 32 mg/L, 8 mg/L, 162 mg/L, and 190 mg/L. The use of such specific consortia can overcome the inefficiencies of the conventional biological treatment facilities currently operational in sewage treatment plants.