Enhancement of biological treatment performance of saline wastewater by halophilic bacteria

Kargi F., Dincer A.

BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING, vol.15, no.1, pp.51-58, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00435529
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-58
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Performances of biological treatment processes of saline wastewater are usually low because of adverse effects of salt on microbial flora. High salt concentrations in wastewater cause plasmolysis and loss of activity of cells resulting in low COD removal efficiencies. In order to improve biological treatment performance of saline wastewater, a halophilic organism Halobacter halobium was used along with activated sludge culture.