Monitoring of Bacterial Diversity in Relation to PHA Storage Capacity in an Anaerobic/Aerobic Activated Sludge SBR System

Basak B., İnce O. , Artan N. , Yağcı N.

2nd International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology, Sevilla, Spain, 28 November - 01 December 2007, pp.317-318 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/9789812837554_0067
  • City: Sevilla
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-318


Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are good candidates to plastics because of their complete biodegradability and material properties similar to petroleum derived plastics. They call be synthesized by numerous bacteria as intracellular carbon and energy storage compounds and accumulated as granules ill the cytoplasm of cells. Ill this Study, PHA storage capacity of activated sludge were tried to increase Under anaerobic/aerobic conditions and changing Microbial community in the SBR has been observed by combination of molecular techniques. Polyhydroxybutyrate fraction of the inoculum sludge which was 0.23% increased to 8.1% after 5 months operation of the SBR. Corresponding values were 0.04% and 2.45% respectively for polyhydroxyvalerate. Bacteroidetes species dominated the sludge sample taken from the SBR after 5 months of operation. by 28%. Bacteroidetes followed by Proteobacteria by 17%, and Actinobacteria by 15%.