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Waste Water Reuse on crop plant after effective bacterial consortium treatment | Original Article

Sandeep Kumar*, Sunil Kumar, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Pulp and paper sector is the sixth largest water polluting business in the country, one of the most contaminated sectors. Environmental friendly treatment method is required to make it more usable for irrigation purpose. A different single isolates were screened on the basis of their degradation capability by estimating chemical oxygen demand. The form of pulp and paper water is complicated and thus it is not possible for one isolate to easily degrade the wastewater. Therefore after the screening of single isolate consortium were formulated to increase the efficiency of single isolate. The efficiency of selected consortium was increased by optimizing the different parameters. The selected consortium at 35°C temperature, 72 hrs of incubation time and 300 rpm shows the degradation up to 68. Bioremediation literal meaning is to remediate the problem completely. This treatment method is the helping hand provided by nature. The literature shows that there is possibility of applying pulp and paper wastewater in irrigation after effective treatment. It‟s clearly demonstrates that bioremediation and its use in irrigation will increase the efficiency of the pulp and paperboard industry waste. After treatment the treated effluent was applied for crop production and it was observed that 50 consortium treated wastewater gave optimum growth for a crop. Therefore, it is concluded that 50 diluted effluent contains sufficient nutrients for plant growth.