Decolourisation and metabolism of the reactive textile dye, Remazol Black B, by an immobilized microbial consortium

Darren A. Oxspring, Geoff McMullan*, W. Franklyn Smyth, Roger Marchant

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Abstract

An upflow anaerobic filter was developed with a microbial consortium, consisting predominantly of Alcaligenes faecalis and Commamonas acidovorans, immobilized on a gravel substratum. Remazol Black B, a commercially important textile dye, was decolourised by >95% within 48 h (operating conditions: initial dye concentration, 0.5g/l; pH 7.0; flow rate 0.1 l/hour; room temperature fluctuated between 12 and 20°C).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume18
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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