Bioregeneration of Granular Activated Carbon Adsorbed with Analytical-Grade Hydroquinone Compound Using Mixed Bacterial Culture
The study was aimed to investigate on “Bioregeneration of granular activated carbon adsorbed with analytical-grade hydroquinone compound in sequentially adsorption and biodegradation process.” Initially, the adsorption study of hydroquinone compound was carried out at all optimized conditions until their saturation point, which was achieved within a contact period of 12 h. When the equilibrium level was achieved, a mixed bacterial culture isolated from activated sludge (suited in Rajkot city) has been first acclimatized to the two different concentrations of hydroquinone compound. The experiments are conducted to determine the extent of bioregeneration under specific conditions. It was achieved 37%.
KeywordsBioregeneration Activated carbon Hydroquinone Mixed bacterial culture Adsorption
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