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Decolorization of Remazol Black-B using a thermotolerant yeast, Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3

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Meehan, C, Banat, Ibrahim, McMullan, Geoffrey, Nigam, P, Smyth, Franklin and Marchant, Roger (2000) Decolorization of Remazol Black-B using a thermotolerant yeast, Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3. ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 26 (1-2). pp. 75-79. [Journal article]

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The ability of Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 to decolorize Remazol Black-B dye was investigated. The effect of environmental conditions, such as pH and temperature were examined. No noticeable effects on decolorization were observed when pH varied from 3.0-55. Maximum colour removal, 98%, was achieved at 37 degreesC. Little or no colour removal was detected when K. marxianus IMB3 was incubated under anaerobic conditions. Further investigation, in which decolorization was monitored under extreme temperatures and low pH (to inhibit growth) and using ten fold dense inoculum, revealed that decolorization was due to biosorption to the yeast cells and not due to a metabolic reaction. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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:5031
Deposited By:Professor Geoffrey McMullan
Deposited On:23 Jan 2010 15:58
Last Modified:16 May 2012 16:33

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