Banerjee, Priya and Sarkar, Sandeep and Dey, Tanmoy Kumar and Bakshi, Madhurima and Swarnakar, Snehasikta and Mukhopadhayay, Aniruddha and Ghosh, Sourja (2014) Application of isolated bacterial consortium in UMBR for detoxification of textile effluent: comparative analysis of resultant oxidative stress and genotoxicity in catfish (Heteropneustes fossilis) exposed to raw and treated effluents. Ecotoxicology, 23 (6). pp. 1073-1085. ISSN 0963-9292

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A bacterial consortium isolated from activated sludge was identified to be Bacillus sp., Pseudomonas sp., Shigella sp. and E. coli. and was found capable of 98.62 % decolourization of highly toxic textile effluent, when applied in an ultrafiltration (UF) membrane bioreactor (UMBR). Ceramic capillary UF membranes prepared over low cost support proved to be highly efficient in adverse experimental conditions. The UMBR permeate and untreated textile effluent (40 % (v/v)) was then used to treat Heteropneustes fossilis for a comparative assessment of their toxicity. Micronucleus count in peripheral blood erythrocytes and comet assay carried out in liver and gill cells showed significantly lower nuclear and tissue specific DNA damage respectively in organisms exposed to membrane permeate and was further supported by considerably lower oxidative stress response enzyme activities in comparison to raw effluent treated individuals. The results indicate efficient detoxification of textile effluent by the UMBR treatment using the isolated bacterial consortium.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Crystal Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria
Divisions: Ceramic Membrane
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 12:17
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 09:39

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