Biotechnological Potentialities of Coffee and Similar with Olive, Two Models of Agroindustrial Products Rich in Polyphenolic Compounds: A Review

  • M. Labat
  • C. Augur
  • B. Rio
  • I. Perraud-Gaimé
  • S. Sayadi


Micro-organisms are unique « cell factories » able to valorize agricultural by-products instead of only degrading or mineralizing them for depollution or methanisation processes. The difficulties encountered in treating such compounds often result from high concentration of pollutants and/or high toxicity to the microflora. Liquid effluents with high chemical oxygen demand (COD) (> 100 g COD/litre) are often rich in aromatic compounds.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Caffeic Acid Chlorogenic Acid Condensed Tannin Polyphenolic Compound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Labat
    • 1
  • C. Augur
    • 2
  • B. Rio
    • 1
  • I. Perraud-Gaimé
  • S. Sayadi
    • 3
  1. 1.IRD (ex-ORSTOM) Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Laboratoire de MicrobiologieUniversité de Provence, CESB/ESILMarseille cedex 9France
  2. 2.Depto. BiotecnologiaUAM-IMéxico D.F.Mexico
  3. 3.CBS Centre de Biotechnologie de Sfax, BP“K”SfaxTunisie

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