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Aerobic biodegradation of oil and grease in palm oil mill effluent using consortium of microorganisms

Jameel, Ahmad Tariq and Abass Olanrewaju, Alade (2011) Aerobic biodegradation of oil and grease in palm oil mill effluent using consortium of microorganisms. In: Current research and development in biotechnology engineering at IIUM. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 43-51. ISBN 9789674181444

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The current methods adapted for the treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) in most of the palm oil mills are not very effective in treating the pollutants in the POME to the stringent standards required. Furthermore the status and concentration of oil and grease after the treatment processes is given less attention and this suggests that these approaches employed are not sustainable to minimize the environmental impact of oil and grease in POME. Moreover, the range of concentration of oil and grease in POME is relatively higher than those obtained in toxic wastewaters, thus, the need for affective treatment process for POME. Treating POME through aerobic biodegradation process with consortia of microorganisms will facilitate effective conversion of the oil and grease present in POME to environmentally safe biomass thereby rendering the wastewater safe for effective reuse in the oil palm mills and eventual safe discharge.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5642/20923
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerobic biodegradation, consortia of microorganisms, oil and grease, POME
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP670 Oils, fats, waxes
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Ahmad Tariq Jameel
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 14:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 14:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/20923

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