Bio treatment of Brewery Wastewater treatment using Hycura

M. M. Manyuchi, C. Mbohwa, E. Muzenda

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This study focused on the investigation of bio treatment of brewery wastewater using engineered micro organisms like Hycura. Brewery wastewater was treated in a 10L tank over a 5 day period with Hycura loadings of 0.05 g/L. The wastewater chemical oxygen demand (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD), pH, total suspended solids (TSS), total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN) and total phosphates (TP) were measured using standard methods on a daily basis. The ph of the brewery waste changed from alkaline to neutral during the treatment process whilst the COD reduced by 87%, BOD by 88%, TSS by 94%, TKN by 68% and TP by 81%. The effective bio treatment of the brewery wastewater is attributed to the metabolism of Hycura.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2641-2647
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberSEP
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event3rd North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 27 Sept 201829 Sept 2018


  • BOD
  • Brewery wastewater
  • COD
  • Hycura
  • TKN
  • TP
  • TSS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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