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Studies on the decolourisation of an artificial textile-effluent by white-rot fungi in N-rich and N-limited media

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Robinson, T, Chandran, B and Singh - Nee Nigam, Poonam (2001) Studies on the decolourisation of an artificial textile-effluent by white-rot fungi in N-rich and N-limited media. APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 57 (5-6). pp. 810-813. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Coriolopsis gallica and Phanerochaete chrysosporium were selected for their potential ability to degrade five dyes in an artificial effluent. Degradation experiments were carried out in N-rich (C:N ratio 11.6:1) and N-limited (116: 1) conditions at an effluent concentration of 100 mg l(-1). P chrysosporium decolourised 53.6% of the effluent in N-rich conditions and 48% in N-limited conditions. C gallica decolourised 80.7% in N-rich conditions and 86.9% in N-limited conditions. Nitrogen supplementation improved enzyme activities and dye decolourisation for P. chrysosporium. Additional nitrogen increased enzyme activities for C. gallica but did not improve decolourisation. The results highlight the potential of C. gallica for textile dye degradation.

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
ID Code:5487
Deposited By:Dr Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam
Deposited On:21 Dec 2009 10:47
Last Modified:04 Aug 2011 09:49

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