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Review of the Bioaugmentation Process of a Sequencing Batch Reactor with Usage of Nicotine Degrading Bacteria

T. H. Udayashankara, Ranjani Gnaneshwar, Aasima Thayyaba, Nethravathi. M Sachin N


This is a literature review paper which deals with the process of bioaugmentation of biological treatment unit by the usage of nicotine degrading bacteria in order to treat the nicotine present in tobacco wastewater. The toxic compound is degraded with the help of bacteria like pseudomonas genus and acinetobacter which are used as the primary source to degrade nicotine and COD levels in the tobacco wastewater.



Nicotine degrading bacteria, Sequencing batch reactor, bio-augmentation, biological treatment process, tobacco wastewater

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