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International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation. 2013, 1(2), 60-65
DOI: 10.12691/ijebb-1-2-5
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Decolorization and Degradation of Textile Dyes by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia RSV-2

Rajeswari K1, , Subashkumar R2 and Vijayaraman K3

1Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

2PG & Research Department of Biotechnology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore

3KSG College of Arts and science, Coimbatore

Pub. Date: December 11, 2013

Cite this paper:
Rajeswari K, Subashkumar R and Vijayaraman K. Decolorization and Degradation of Textile Dyes by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia RSV-2. International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation. 2013; 1(2):60-65. doi: 10.12691/ijebb-1-2-5


Dyewaste effluent samples were collected from textile dyeing unit as well as CETP located in Tirupur. Strains having decolorizing ability of various textile reactive dyes were obtained from primary and secondary screening methods. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia RSV-2 strain could degrade the mixed dyes up to 2100 ppm with in 67 hrs and 58 % decolorization was obtained through acclimatization study. The strain was identified based on biochemical and 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence study. Optimization of yeast extract composition, pH, temperature, salinity and biomass composition was determined. Decolorization performance of individual dyes using two different substrates was also studied.

decolorization dyewaste effluent Stenotrophomonas maltophilia textile dyes

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