International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part A (2017)
Review on seafood processing plant wastewater bioremediation – A potential tool for waste management
The use of microorganisms to degrade or reduce the concentration of hazardous wastes on a contaminated site is called bioremediation. Such a biological treatment system has various applications, such as cleanup of contaminated sites such as water, soil, sludge, and streams. Rapid industrialization, urbanization, intensive farming and other human activities have resulted in land degradation, environmental and aquatic pollution. Human activities have increased pressure on the natural resources, which in turn has resulted in myriad of pollutants. There has always been interest in developing efficient and effective techniques for the treatment of ever growing types of wastes. Bioremediation is one such process which involves detoxification, wherein the wastes detoxified and mineralized, are converted into inorganic compounds such as carbon dioxide, water and methane. There is a general interest in studying the diversity of indigenous microorganisms capable of degrading different pollutants because of their green value with regard to the environment. Seafood processing plant waste water management has been one of the serious problems faced by the seafood industry especially fish meal plants which face serious problems with public resistance for dumping of wastes into the environment. This article discusses the role of microbes in the treatment of seafood processing waste water and puts forward thoughts and scope for further research in the field.
How to cite this article:
S Aanand, Divya M, Deepak T, Padmavathi P And Manimekalai D. Review on seafood processing plant wastewater bioremediation – A potential tool for waste management. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):01-04.