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Research Article

Microbial degradation of Textile Dye (Remazol Black B) by Bacillus spp. ETL-2012

Maulin P Shah*, Patel KA, Nair SS and Darji AM
Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab, Enviro Technology Limited (CETP), Ankleshwar- 393 002, Gujarat, India
Corresponding Author : Maulin P Shah
Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab
Enviro Technology Limited (CETP)
Ankleshwar- 393 002
Gujarat, India
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Received December 25, 2012; Accepted January 28, 2013; Published January 30, 2013
Citation:Shah MP, Patel KA, Nair SS, Darji AM (2013) Microbial degradation of Textile Dye (Remazol Black B) by Bacillus spp. ETL-2012. J Bioremed Biodeg 4:180. doi: 10.4172/2155-6199.1000180
Copyright: © 2013 Shah MP, et al. This is an open-a ccess article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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In the present study, an attempt was made to examine the potential of isolated bacterium for decolorization of
Remazol (azo dye) in batch reactors. Bacteria from soil, and dye waste were subjected to acclimatization with azo dye, in the basal nutrient media. The most promising bacterial isolate was used for further dye degradation studies. Biochemical characteristics revealed the isolated organism as Bacillus spp. The optimum pH and temperature for the decolourization was 6.0 and 37°C, respectively. This decolorization potential increased the applicability of this microorganism for the dye removal. The results suggest that the Bacillus spp. ETL-2012 can be used as a useful tool to treat waste water containing reactive dyes.