Description and salient Technical features
Textile mills generate a variety of cellulosic wastes. Willow-dust (cotton-dust) is the major solid cellulosic waste generated in textile mills processing cotton. It has been reported that the waste harbours significant population of gram negative bacteria namely, Pantoca agglomerans, Klebsiella oxytoca, Beijerinckia indica, Methylobacterium sp. and Xanthomonas sp.