PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISATION OF BREWERY EFFLUENT AND ITS DEGRADATION USING NATIVE FUNGUS ASPERGILLUS NIGER
Physicochemical parameters (pH, EC, TSS, TDS, BOD, COD, Total Hardness (TH), Chloride, Copper and Zinc) of treated brewery effluent were estimated. The results of the study revealed that parameters were found to be above the permissible limits for disposal prescribed by CPCB. Bacteria and Fungi present in the effluent were isolated and identified. Laboratory scale degradation of 100% treated brewery effluent was carried out using native fungus - Aspergillus niger as it is efficient in degrading the effluent in such a way that the effluent meet the permissible limits so that it can be reused for agricultural and aquacultural purposes.
R. KOWSALYA, C.M.NOORJAHAN, C.M.KARRUNAKARAN, M. DEECARAMAN AND M.VIJAYALAKSHMI