PHYSIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF PRETREATED BIOMEDICAL WASTES


Sreeremya S, Rajiv P

Abstract


Objectives: The main objective of the research is to pretreat the Category III biomedical waste using Bacillus flexus and to assess the physiochemical properties of pretreated biomedical waste.

Methods: Major pretreatment methods such as physical (P), chemical (C), biological (using B. flexus) (B), physical and chemical, and physical, chemical, and biological method (PCB) were adopted for this investigation. The nutritional status was analyzed before and after the pretreatment. The physiochemical parameters such as pH, electrical conductivity, moisture content, bulk density, cellulose content, and carbohydrate content were assessed.

Results: There was a significant difference between before and after the pretreatments of physiochemical properties. By treating, the biomedical waste with B. flexus has produced a drastic change in the cellulose level. By the assessment of each parameter before and after the pretreatment, the percentage of cellulose levels was found to be 35-40 in PCB method.

Conclusions: Hence, the study concludes that the pretreated biomedical waste contains suitable physiochemical properties, which may be used as a substrate for the production of vermicompost.


Keywords


Pretreatment, Biomedical waste, Biological treatment, Physiochemical.

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Title

PHYSIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF PRETREATED BIOMEDICAL WASTES

Keywords

Pretreatment, Biomedical waste, Biological treatment, Physiochemical.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i12.21027

Date

01-12-2017

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 12 December 2017 Page: 137-140

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Sreeremya S
Department of Biotechnology, Karpagam University, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Rajiv P
Department of Biotechnology, Karpagam University, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
India


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