VIOREL GHEORGHE, CATALINA GABRIELA GHEORGHE, ANDREEA BONDAREV, VASILE MATEI, MIHAELA BOMBOS THE MALACHITE GREEN BIODEGRADATION IN BIOREACTORS ON VARIOUS PH DOMAINS
In the experimental study was studied the malachite green colorant biodegradation in biological sludge with biological activity. The biodegradability tests were carried out in laboratory bioreactors, on aqueous solutions of green malachite contacted with microorganisms in which the dominant species is Paramecium caudatum, in a pH range between 8 and 12, temperatures in the ranges 25-350C, using pH neutralizing substances and biomass growth promoters. The colorant initial concentrations and those obtained after biological degradation depending on the contact time, at certain pH values, were established through UV-Vis spectrometry. The studies have shown the measure of possible biological degradation of some organic substances with extended uses, with largely aromatic structure, resistance to biodegradation of microorganisms, commonly used in wastewater treatment plants.
Keywords: malachite green colorant, wastewater, biodegradation, Paramecium caudatum