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Biotechnol Lett. 2003 Nov;25(22):1893-8.

Treatment of winery effluent with upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB)--granular sludges enriched with Enterobacter sakazakii.

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Department of Food Science, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa.


Three upflow anaerobic sludge blankets (UASBs) were evaluated for the treatment of winery wastewater: the first was seeded with granular sludge enriched with Enterobacter sakazakii and reached a 90% COD removal within 17 d at hydraulic retention time of 24 h; the second was seeded with brewery granules and achieved 85% COD removal within 50 d, the third was seeded with just sludge and showed the typical problems encountered with conventional sludge seeding and had continuously to be re-seeded. A PCR-based technique was developed for the rapid detection of E. sakazakii in the granular sludge.

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