Biological treatability of pulping effluents by using a Penicillium species


Gokcay C. , Taseli B.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.6, pp.220-226, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-226

Abstract

Pulp and paper plants are among the most polluter industries. Their effluents are normally treated biologically for standard parameters such as BOD and GOD; but biological treatment is usually not complete. Unconventional parameters unique to these wastes, such as color and organic halides(AOX), are virtually persistent throughout the treatment cycle. A fungus, which is able to affect over 50% AOX and color removal from soft wood pulping bleachery effluents in less than two days of contact, have been isolated and tentatively identified as Penicillum sp.