Decolorization of textile dyestuffs by a mixed bacterial consortium

Kapdan İ., Kargi F., McMullan G., Marchant R.

BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, vol.22, no.14, pp.1179-1181, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1005641430613
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1179-1181
  • Keywords: anaerobic, decolorization, textile dyestuff, EFFLUENT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


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