Buy bacteria

Nicholas Landau nlandau at
Mon Apr 29 15:22:16 EST 1996

Kee <hongs at> writes:

>Anyone can suggest those selling microorganism cultures for degradation 
>of industrial waste water ??

A good source of inoculum is right under your nose: the receiving bady of
water.  It is certainly going to contain high concentrations of organisms
which are capable of detoxifying or metabolizing the compounds in the
waste water.

I have been told that commercially available inocula are not any more
effective than are common soil and water communities.

Nick Landau
Dept. Biochemistry and Microbiology
Rutgers University
nlandau at

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