Decolorization of textile dyestuffs by a mixed bacterial consortium

Ilgi Karapinar Kapdan*, Fikret Kargi, Geoffrey Mcmullan, Roger Marchant

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A mixed anaerobic bacterial culture decolorized Drimaren Orange K-GL, Everzol Red RBN and Everdirect Supra Yellow PG dyestuffs at 200 mg dyestuff 1-1 over 24 h. Improved performance with complete decolorization within 24 h was achieved by incubation with 5 g yeast extract 1-1 compared to glucose, lactose and sucrose though 50 mg yeast extract 1-1 supplemented with 5 g lactose 1-1 or 5 g sucrose 1-1 also resulted in complete decolorization within 24 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1181
Number of pages3
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Anaerobic
  • Decolorization
  • Textile dyestuff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering


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