Pollutant Characteristics from Wastewater of Poplar Pre-conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulping Pretreated with Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Zong-Zheng Yang, Ya-Nan Guo, Ai-Lin Liu, Jie Zhang, Ming-Yue Wang, Ying Liu, Xiao-Le Cao, Zhi-Guo Wu, Li-Ya Wu, Chun-Hu Wang, Jing-Guo Cao


The compositions of the organic pollutants of chemi-mechanical pulping wastewater were studied using Fourier transform infrared spectra and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The chemical oxygen demand (COD) was approximately 18110 mg/L, and the ratio of biological oxygen demand to COD (BOD5/COD) was approximately 0.17, due to low biodegradability. In this study, Phanerochaete chrysosporium was selected and the changes in bacterial culture time required to transform pulping wastewater and the metabolites present before and after pretreatment in the wastewater were identified. A decline in the components of the pulping wastewater was observed. Initially, 43 kinds of organic compounds were detected in the raw water. After 3 days of treatment, only 21 organic compounds were detected. Then, 7 days later, the organic pollutants in the waste amounted to only 7 organic compounds. Through the analysis of analysis of P-RC APMP pulping wastewater and that treated by Phanerochaete chrysosporium using GC-MS, the relative content of organic acids was 12.4%, in which phenylpropionic acid had the highest concentration of 11.3%. So, in the culture medium, phenylpropionic acid as the single carbon source can be completely degraded within 96 h.


Poplar; Pulping wastewater; Phanerochaete chrysosporium

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