E3S Web Conf.
Volume 148, 2020The 6th Environmental Technology and Management Conference (ETMC) in conjunction with The 12th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Environmental Engineering (RC EnvE) 2019
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Environment Restoration and Rehabilitation|
|Published online||05 February 2020|
Sulfide removal using immobilized living cell in alginate matrices in anaerobic condition
1 Environmental Engineering Dept, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia
2 Water and wastewater Engineering Research Group, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia
3 Bioscience and Biotechnology Research Center, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Biological sulfide oxidation using immobilized cells offers high removal efficiency, minimum cell loss, possibility of cells reuse, and protect cells from harmful substances and conditions in the bulk environment. In this study, sulfide was treated using immobilized cells under anaerobic batch process. Two methods of immobilization used in the process: using sodium alginate (AL) and chitosan-covered sodium alginate (ALC). Chitosan addition is expected to give better mechanical properties to the alginate matrix. Microbial culture used in the study was obtained from the Cikapundung river’s sediment. This experiment showed that the sulfide removal process using AL and ALC matrices achieved 93% and 98% removal after 10 days of incubation period, respectively.
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