Biodegradation of Phenolic Hydrocarbon Waste Using Bacterial Consortium from Cattle Rumen

Heri Hermansyah, Arina Shallyta, Hanif Yuliani, IBNU MAULANA HIDAYATULLAH

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Waste water in Indonesia especially from industries contains phenol around 16 ppm which is higher than
regulated standard quality of phenol in waste water (2 ppm). Phenol is a toxic aromatic hydrocarbon which is dangerous and difficult to degrade. Therefore, we conduct a study about
biodegradation process of hydrocarbon (phenol) liquid waste
using bacterial consortium from cattle rumen. In this paper, the researchers discussed how to produce, effect of incubation medium, and identification of bacterial consortium which is
isolated from the cattle rumen and petroleum sludge, both solid and liquid form. Based on gram-staining analysis, cattle rumen bacteria are gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Phenol biodegradation using cattle rumen bacterial consortium, the
obtained k value sure 0.174; 1.125; 1,527; 0.007 and 0.116, which are based on the concentration of phenol of 12, 24, 48, 72 and 120. Similarly, for petroleum sludge, the obtained k values respectively are 0.212; 1.029; 1.26; 1.74 and 2.196.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Science and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


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