alexa Biodegradation of azo dyes in a sequential anaerobic-aerobic system.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Author(s): Rajaguru P, Kalaiselvi K, Palanivel M, Subburam V

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Abstract A sequential anaerobic aerobic treatment process based on mixed culture of bacteria isolated from textile dye effluent-contaminated soil was used to degrade sulfonated azo dyes Orange G (OG), Amido black 10B (AB), Direct red 4BS (DR) and Congo red (CR). Under anaerobic conditions in a fixed-bed column using glucose as co-substrate, the azo dyes were reduced and amines were released by the bacterial biomass. The amines were completely mineralized in a subsequent aerobic treatment using the same isolates. The maximum degradation rate observed in the treatment system for OG was 60.9 mg/l per day (16.99 mg/g glucose utilized), for AB 571.3 mg/l per day (14.46 mg/g glucose utilized), for DR 112.5 mg/l per day (32.02 mg/g glucose utilized) and for CR 134.9 mg/l per day (38.9 mg/g glucose utilized).
This article was published in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

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