Types of  wastes Sources of collection of wastes Parameters
pH COD
(mg/l)
BOD
(mg/l)
Total sugars (g/l) Total Nitrogen (mg/l) Total Phosphorus (mg/l)
Distillery wastes (DW) Purti Sakhar Karkhana limited, Bela, Tal. Umred, Nagpur, India. 4.8±0.02 98013±9.43 37000±245 12.4±0.04 708±1.63 235±2.45
Whey waste (WW) Amruta Dairy, Sakkardara square, Umred Road, Nagpur, India. 4.3±0.02 56000±73 28000±20 6.8±0.02 987±2.45 352±4.90
Fruit processing waste (FPW) Noga factory, MIDC Hingna, Nagpur, India. 5.4±0.02 2133±42 1090±7 2.0±0.02 784±3.27 122±5.72
Sugar industry effluent (SIE) Purti Sugar factory limited, Bela, Tal. Umred, Nagpur, India. 6.8±0.05 1050±7 959±2 1.5±0.04 643±6.53 135±1.63
Mean + Standard deviation; n=4
Table 1: Characteristics of different types of industrial wastewaters collected from different sources for biosurfactant production.