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Wastewater treatment by immobilised cell systems

Jameel, Ahmad Tariq and Abass Olanrewaju, Alade (2011) Wastewater treatment by immobilised cell systems. In: Current research and development in biotechnology engineering at IIUM. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 53-60. ISBN 9789674181444

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The immobilization of whole cells is an important technique which provides alternative solution in the field of wastewater treatment for the purification of wastewater contaminated with various materials, such as organic compounds, inorganic compounds, metals, and so on. The immobilized cells are biocatalysts which can easily be separated from treated water without a setting step and such can be repeatedly used without washing out from the systems. The processes using immobilized cells have been studied and applied to practical treatment systems. An effective way of removing ammonia nitrogen from aqueous solutions is the utilization of immobilized cells because of high cell concentration, long retention time of biomass in the system, rapid separation of cells from liquid and ability to scale up the process. These immobilized catalyst systems are therefore proposed as potential methods for the treatment of various types of wastewater from low to high strength.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5642/20928
Uncontrolled Keywords: immobilization, wastewater treatment, carrierless, entrapment, adsorption
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
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 15:11
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 15:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/20928

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