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Decolourisation of effluent from the textile industry by a microbial consortium.

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Singh - Nee Nigam, Poonam, McMullan, Geoffrey, Banat, IM and Marchant, R (1996) Decolourisation of effluent from the textile industry by a microbial consortium. BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 18 (1). pp. 117-120. [Journal article]

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Abstract

A microbial consortium, PDW, was isolated capable of the rapid decolourisation of commercially important textile dyes under anaerobic conditions. Decolourisation was dependent upon the presence of a carbon and energy source in addition to the textile dyes. PDW was capable of dye decolourisation when utilising cheap and readily available carbon sources such lactose, starch and distillery waste. PDW removed 76% of colour from textile plant effluent after 3 days.

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:5558
Deposited By:Dr Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam
Deposited On:21 Dec 2009 11:32
Last Modified:16 May 2012 16:49

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