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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012, Article ID 495659, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/495659
Research Article

Cation Dependence, pH Tolerance, and Dosage Requirement of a Bioflocculant Produced by Bacillus spp. UPMB13: Flocculation Performance Optimization through Kaolin Assays

1Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
2Environmental Forensics Research Centre, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
3Department of Land Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
4UPM Consultancy & Services Sdn. Bhd., Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 23 June 2012; Accepted 9 August 2012

Academic Editors: K. Pakshirajan and A. C. Ruiz Fernández

Copyright © 2012 Zufarzaana Zulkeflee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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