publication . Article . 2016

Isolation of high-salinity-tolerant bacterial strains, Enterobacter sp., Serratia sp., Yersinia sp., for nitrification and aerobic denitrification under cyanogenic conditions

Sko, Ntwampe; Mpongwana, N.; Ntwampe, S. K. O.; Mekuto, L.; Akinpelu, E. A.; Ea, Akinpelu; Dyantyi, S.; Mpentshu, Y.;
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  • Published: 05 Feb 2016
Abstract
<jats:p>Cyanides (CN−) and soluble salts could potentially inhibit biological processes in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), such as nitrification and denitrification. Cyanide in wastewater can alter metabolic functions of microbial populations in WWTPs, thus significantly inhibiting nitrifier and denitrifier metabolic processes, rendering the water treatment processes ineffective. In this study, bacterial isolates that are tolerant to high salinity conditions, which are capable of nitrification and aerobic denitrification under cyanogenic conditions, were isolated from a poultry slaughterhouse effluent. Three of the bacterial isolates were found to be able t...
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free text keywords: Environmental Engineering, Water Science and Technology, Enterobacter, biology.organism_classification, biology, Effluent, Wastewater, Nitrification, Aerobic denitrification, Cyanide, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Chemical oxygen demand, Denitrification, Food science, Microbiology
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