Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 2

Bioculture and Characteristic of Dye Decolorizing Bacteria Isolated from Textile Industry for Treatment of Wastewater

A.C. Sonawane and S.R. Thorat

School of Environmental and Earth Science, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon - 425 001, India.

Received on 18 May 2008 and accepted on 23 July 2008



Biological treatment methods are comparatively cheap and considered to be the best alternative with proper analysis and environmental control. Treatment of dye house effluent is a difficult task because of its synthetic origin and complex molecular structure of the dyes present in it. Microbial treatment of dye house effluent is a good alternative compare to physical and chemical methods. In this context, an attempt was made to evaluate efficiency with mixed microbial culture for the decolourisation of dye wastewater in continuous mode of operation. The experiment were conducted for different organic loading rate parameters for the effluent were evaluated the removal efficiency of anaerobic process, activated sludge process for the parameters studied. In this present investigation, the aim was to identify decolorizing potential of the bacteria isolated from dyeing unit sludge. The biochemical characteristics of the bacteria are also studied. Samples were collected for the study was a combined effluent from equalization tank in Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP). Jalgaon, Maharashtra.

Keywords : Decolourization, bioculture, biochemical characteristic, textile industry & organic load.