Author(s): Annadurai G, Ling LY, Lee JF
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Abstract In this work, a four-level Box-Behnken factorial design was employed combining with response surface methodology (RSM) to optimize the medium composition for the degradation of phenol by pseudomonas putida (ATCC 31800). A mathematical model was then developed to show the effect of each medium composition and their interactions on the biodegradation of phenol. Response surface method was using four levels like glucose, yeast extract, ammonium sulfate and sodium chloride, which also enabled the identification of significant effects of interactions for the batch studies. The biodegradation of phenol on Pseudomonas putida (ATCC 31800) was determined to be pH-dependent and the maximum degradation capacity of microorganism at 30 degrees C when the phenol concentration was 0.2 g/L and the pH of the solution was 7.0. Second order polynomial regression model was used for analysis of the experiment. Cubic and quadratic terms were incorporated into the regression model through variable selection procedures. The experimental values are in good agreement with predicted values and the correlation coefficient was found to be 0.9980.
This article was published in J Hazard Mater
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development