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Biocoagulant from bacteria: a review

Hassan, Hamidah and Alam, Md. Zahangir and Al-Mamun, Abdullah (2016) Biocoagulant from bacteria: a review. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Coagulants are used to remove turbidity from raw water for potable usages. Chemical coagulants are widely used in the water treatment and other industries due to less cost and rapid production benefits. However, the negative effects of these chemical coagulants should not be neglected to gain the economic benefit only. Therefore, the researchers are working on to discover efficient and economical coagulants from biomaterials. This paper presents the progress in discovering bio-coagulants from bacterial organisms. It is revealed that significant amount of works have been done in the past. However, commercially viable coagulants from bacteria are yet to be marketed. With the advent of new and modern biotechnologies and advances in genetic engineering, the researchers are hopeful to discover or develop commercially viable, safe and environment-friendly bio-coagulants from bacteria.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4157/51692 (ISBN: 978-983-42978-8-6)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacteria; coagulant; turbidity; water treatment
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 09:49
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 09:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51692

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