ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Hong-xiang Zhu1, Jiang-ping Qiu2, Jin Wang2 and Xu-dong Li2
1Department of Environmental Sciences, Insitute of Light Industry and Food Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004, China.
2College of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(Spl. Edn. 2):09-13
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 21/08/2014 | Accepted: 14/10/2014 | Published: 30/11/2014

An anaerobic bacterium was isolated and identified from an anaerobic expanded granular sludge bed reactor (EGSB) that was treating pure terephthalic acid (TA) wastewater. The bacterium could effectively degrade terephthalic acid. The screened anaerobic bacterium was determined to be Bacillus cereus. It could degrade 1000 mg/L TA within 72 h, and the maximum degradation rate was 98%. Its TA degrading enzymes were endoenzymes.


Anaerobic degradation, terephthalic acid (TA), screen, identification

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