ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF MICROORAGNISMS IN CASSAVA MILL EFFLUENT IN THE SOIL

ABSTRACT

In Orji, Imo State, Nigeria, soil samples were taken from sites polluted with cassava mill effluent as well as from nearby sites not polluted with cassava effluent to serve as controls. The isolation and identification of microorganisms in cassava mill effluent in the soil took place there. The total number of microorganisms in the effluent from a cassava mill was identified. A pour plate method was used to count the number of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms in the cassava mill effluent after their isolation and characterization. The microbial count for THBC is between 2.2 and 2.0 X 105, for TCC it is between 1.1 and 1.2 X 105, and for TFC it is between 1.2 and 1.5 X 105. Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., and Pseudomonas were among the bacteria found. The cassava mill effluent should be treated before discharging into the environment to prevent pollution. spp., Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus spp., while the fugal isolates include Penicillium spp., Aspergillus spp., mucor spp., and yeast cells Candida spp.

 

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