ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Research Article | Open Access
R.T.V. Vimala
Department of Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli – 620 024, Tamil Nadu, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol, 2019, 13 (3): 1673-1681 | Article Number: 5811
https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.13.3.41 | © The Author(s). 2019
Received: 23/07/2019 | Accepted: 02/09/2019 | Published: 19/09/2019
Abstract

In the present research, bioflocculant was produced from Bacillus subtilis using molecular methods. The structural and functional features of the bioflocculant were determined that it consisted of 64% carbohydrate and 18% protein. Production medium for bioflocculant mainly comprised Sucrose 16 g; Peptone 2 g; MgSO4·7H2O 0.3 g were statistically optimized to increase the bioflocculant production. They were further characterized by Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).Therefore, they could be considered as a suitable method for treating municipal wastewater based on high flocculating rate.  

Keywords

Bioflocculant, Wastewater, RSM, Kaolin, Treatment, COD, BOD.

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