Awasthi, Mukesh Kumar and Wong, Jonathan W.C. and Kumar, Sunil and Awasthi, Sanjeev Kumar and Wang, Quan and Wang, Meijing and Ren, Xiuna and Zhao, Junchao and Chen, Hongyu and Zhang, Zengqiang (2018) Biodegradation of food waste using microbial cultures producing thermostable a-amylase and cellulase under different pH and temperature. Bioresource Technology, 248. pp. 160-170. ISSN 0960-8524, ESSN: 1873-2976

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The aim of this work was to study the biodegradation of food waste employing thermostable a-amylase and cellulase enzymes producing bacteria. Four potential isolates were identified which were capable of producing maximum amylase and cellulase and belong to the amylolytic strains, Brevibacillus borstelensis and Bacillus licheniformis; cellulolytic strains, Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus licheniformis, respectively. These strains were selected based on its higher cell density, enzymatic activities and stability at a wide range of pH and temperature compared to other strains. The results indicated that 1:1 ratio of pre and post consumed food wastes (FWs) were helpful to facilitate the degradation employing bacterial consortium. In addition, organic matter decomposition and chemical parameters of the end product quality also indicated that bacterial consortium was very effective for 1:1 ratio of FWs degradation as compared to the other treatments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enzyme Activities; Cell Density; Bacterial Consortium; Degradation
Subjects: Solid Waste Treatment & Disposal
Depositing User: Mr. RK Lohiya
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 04:58
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 04:58

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