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Environmental Bioprocess Laboratory >> Socio Economical Impact
  • The laboratory aims to design and test the best way to the treatment of industrial effluents and develop bioreactors (aerobic and anaerobic) with adapted flora.
  • The Laboratory develops "inoculants" (anaerobic and / or aerobic: pure or mixture of microorganisms strains) that are specialized for biodegradation of industrial effluents containing hydrocarbons, phenols, surfactants, detergents, phthalate derivatives , fats and emulsions, saline protein and other industrial wastes.
  • The LBPE Laboratory has extensive experience in the production of energy from waste. The LBPE developed a treatment plant of olive mill wastewaters at a large scale. This station could be applied for the treatment of olive mill wastewaters in Tunisia and in other countries.
  • The Laboratory has developed a method of treating surfactants wastewaters in 3 companies in Tunisia COSMART, Jasminal and Henkel. Those stations use specialized bacteria and aerobic membrane bioreactor (MBR).
  • The laboratory has expertise in bioremediation of soils contaminated by hydrocarbons using bacteria isolated at the Laboratory and produced on site (Example SOTULUB).
  • Production of hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein and compounds derived from olive extraction and bioconversion is conducted at pilot scale. This study could lead to an industrial application.