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Microbial decolourisation and degradation of textile dyes

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McMullan, Geoffrey, Meehan, C, Conneely, A, Kirby, N, Robinson, T, Nigam, P, Banat, Ibrahim, Marchant, Roger and Smyth, WE (2001) Microbial decolourisation and degradation of textile dyes. APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 56 (1-2). pp. 81-87. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Dyes and dyestuffs find use in a wide range of industries but are of primary importance to textile manufacturing. Wastewater from the textile industry can contain a variety of polluting substances including dyes. Increasingly, environmental legislation is being imposed to control the release of dyes, in particular azo-based compounds, into the environment. The ability of microorganisms to decolourise and metabolise dyes has long been known, and the use of bioremediation based technologies for treating textile wastewater has attracted interest. Within this review, we investigate the mechanisms by which diverse categories of microorganisms, such as the white-rot fungi and anaerobic bacterial consortia, bring about the degradation of dyestuffs.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Infection and Immunity/Microbiology
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:5029
Deposited By:Professor Geoffrey McMullan
Deposited On:23 Jan 2010 16:00
Last Modified:16 May 2012 16:00

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