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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Efficiency of physicochemical and biological treatments of vinasse and their influence on indigenous microbiota for disposal into the environment
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Campos, Cassia Roberta
Mesquita, Vanessa Alvarenga
Silva, Cristina Ferreira
Schwan, Rosane Freitas
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Spirit production waste
Industries effluents - Treatments
Vinasse - Microbial communities
Vinasse - Fermentation
Efluentes das indústrias - Tratamentos
Vinhaça - Comunidades microbianas
Vinhaça - Fermentação
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: Elsevier 14-Aug-2017
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: CAMPOS, C. R. et al. Efficiency of physicochemical and biological treatments of vinasse and their influence on indigenous microbiota for disposal into the environment. Waste Management, Elmsford, v. 34, n. 11, p. 2036-2046, Nov. 2014.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: Molasses-based distilleries are one of the most polluting industries generating large volumes of high strength wastewater called vinasse. Different processes covering anaerobic, aerobic as well as physicochemical methods have been employed to treat this effluent. This study evaluated the microbial communities present in the vinasse during different stages of its treatment by traditional and molecular methods. The analysis of the efficiency of each treatment was performed by physicochemical parameters and toxicity analysis. The treatment of vinasse was performed in the following steps: high flow fermentation; filtration; chemical flakes; low-flow fermentation; filtration; and neutralization. The physicochemical analysis in different stages of the vinasse treatment demonstrated that phases of treatment influenced the performance of the evaluated parameters. Among the 37 parameters, 9 were within the limits established by the Commission for Environmental Policy of Minas Gerais, Brazil (COPAM), especially BOD (96.7% of pollution reduction), suspended solids (99.9%), pH, copper (88%), iron (92.9%), and manganese (88%). Some parameters, even after treatment, did not fit the maximum allowed by legislation. The microbial population decreased reaching 3 log CFU/ml present in the steps of the flakes chemical and disinfection treatment of vinasse. Lactobacillus brevis and Pichia kudriavzevii were present in all stages of the treatments, showing that these microorganisms were resistant and demonstrated that they might be important in the treatment of vinasse. The vinasse showed a significant reduction of pollution load after the disinfection treatment however still should not be discarded into water bodies because the high values of tannins and sediment solids, but suggest the use of the effluent in the cooling coil during the distillation process of the beverage.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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