Singapore is an island city state with an economy dependent on petrochemicals and shipping, but with severely limited water resources. This study aimed to establish a suitable methodology specifically for the translation of a laboratory-scale system to an industrial scale for the treatment of phenol-contaminated wastewater. A habitat-specific microbial consortium was developed and reconstituted from 22 pure cultures dominated by Acinetobacter sp., Bacillus sp. and Pseudomonas sp. to form a synthetic biofilm-f…
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