Biodegradation of a tannery and chemical plant producing asetilsalisilikat wastewater mixture

Çokgör E., Karahan Ö., Orhon D.

International Conference on Environment: Survival and Sustainability, Nicosia, Cyprus (Gkry), 19 - 24 February 2007, pp.1117-1125 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-95991-5-105
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: Cyprus (Gkry)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1117-1125
  • Keywords: Biodegradation, COD, Wastewater
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The oxygen uptake rate, (OUR), may be regarded as one of the most significant modeling tools for the understanding and interpretation of behavior of complex microbial cultures sustained under aerobic conditions. The wastewaters investigated in this study were obtained from a tannery and a chemical plant producing asetilsalisilikat, (ASS). The scope of the study, involved aside from conventional characterization, an assessment of significant kinetic and stoichiometric coefficients for chemical plant and tannery wastewaters and their mixtures, by using respirometric measurements. Results have shown that the addition of pharmaceutical effluents having a biodegradable character on tannery wastewaters would not therefore cause any negative effect on the biodegradability of tannery wastewaters. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011.