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Issue No. :  2

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  2231-5640

ISSN Online :  2231-5659


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Physico-chemical and Microbial Analysis of Coir Industry Effluent



Address:   J. Kasthuri1, A. Cholarajan1*, R. Vijayakumar2 and P. Muthukumaran3
1P.G Department of Microbiology, Meenakshi Chandrasekaran College of Arts and Science Karambayam - 614 626, Thanjavur Dt., Tamilnadu, India.
2Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University College for Women, Orathanadu-614 625, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India
3P.G Department of Biochemistry, Meenakshi Chandrasekaran College of Arts and Science Karambayam - 614 626, Thanjavur Dt., Tamilnadu, India.
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ABSTRACT:
The coir industry is one of the major agro-based industries contributing significantly to the national income. This work deals with the characteristics of the waste water discharged from the coir industry. The results presented here are the physical, chemical and microbiological analysis of the waste water samples collected from the coir industry. The analysis indicates the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and nutrient such as nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, calcium and magnesium were recorded high amount and a microbial populations including bacteria, fungi and algae in the waste water.
KEYWORDS:
coir pith, physico-chemical properties, bacteria, fungi, algae
Cite:
J. Kasthuri, A. Cholarajan, R. Vijayakumar, P. Muthukumaran. Physico-chemical and Microbial Analysis of Coir Industry Effluent. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 1(2): April-June 2011; Page 44-46.
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