Through a novel process of DNA identification, cultivation, enrichment and immobilisation of specialised microbial strains to control and enhance the population of aniline-degrading bacteria in biological wastewater treatment. Aniline compounds can be removed effectively from the textile dyeing wastewater.
Aniline compounds are micro-pollutants in textile dyeing wastewater which are recognised as environmental endocrine disruptors that endanger human health and cause serious environmental pollution. China has implemented new stringent discharge standard that requires aniline compounds concentration down to below detection limit (i.e. 0.03 mg/L) in 2015. Traditional wastewater treatment systems cannot effectively remove aniline pollutants, leading to high chemical consumption and operation costs.
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