Biological treatment of saline wastewater in a rotating biodisc contactor by using halophilic organisms

Kargi F., Uygur A.

BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING, vol.17, no.2, pp.81-85, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s004490050357
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-85
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Biological treatment of saline wastewater presents unique difficulties as a result of plasmolysis of microorganisms in the presence of salt. Removal of salt from wastewater before biological treatment by reverse osmosis or ion exchange operations are rather expensive. Inclusion of halophilic organisms in activated sludge culture seems to be a more practical approach in biological treatment of saline wastewater.