Microbiological Colourants Removal from Sugar Beet Molasses Vinasse – The Effects of Process Parameters and Vinasse Dilution

Marta Wilk , Małgorzata Krzywonos , Przemysław Seruga


Distilleries, in addition to ethanol, produced vinasse which is hazardous for the environment. Sugar beet molasses vinasse (BMV) is the most problematic waste from distilleries because of the coloured compounds contained therein. Traditional methods of the removal of the pollutant load from the waste do not allow simultaneous decolourization. The paper presents a microbiological method of coloured compounds removal from BMV. The conditions of the process (pH and temperature) and vinasse concentration were optimized. The bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum MiLAB393 applied showed the decolourization activity of 26% in medium consisted of 30% v/v of BMV at pH0=6.5 and 35.8°C.
Author Marta Wilk (EaE / IChaFT / DBE)
Marta Wilk,,
- Department of Bioprocessing Engineering
, Małgorzata Krzywonos (EaE / IChaFT / DBE)
Małgorzata Krzywonos,,
- Department of Bioprocessing Engineering
, Przemysław Seruga (EaE / IChaFT / DBE)
Przemysław Seruga,,
- Department of Bioprocessing Engineering
Journal seriesEconomic and Environmental Studies, ISSN 1642-2597, e-ISSN 2081-8319, (B 13 pkt)
Issue year2017
Keywords in Englishdecolourization, sugar beet molasses vinasse, Lactobacillus plantarum, lactic acid bacteria
Languageen angielski
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