Microbial degradation of dyes: an overview

Varjani, S., Rakholiya, P., Ng, H. Y., You, S. and Teixeira, J. A. (2020) Microbial degradation of dyes: an overview. Bioresource Technology, 314, 123728. (doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123728) (PMID:32665105)

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Industrialization increases use of dyes due to its high demand in paper, cosmetic, textile, leather and food industries. This in turn would increase wastewater generation from dye industrial activities. Various dyes and its structural compounds present in dye industrial wastewater have harmful effects on plants, animals and humans. Synthetic dyes are more resistant than natural dyes to physical and chemical methods for remediation which makes them more difficult to get decolorize. Microbial degradation has been researched and reviewed largely for quicker dye degradation. Genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs) play important role in achieving complete dye degradation. This paper provides scientific and technical information about dyes & dye intermediates and biodegradation of azo dye. It also compiles information about factors affecting dye(s) biodegradation, role of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in process of dye(s) degradation and perspectives in this field of research.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:You, Dr Siming
Authors: Varjani, S., Rakholiya, P., Ng, H. Y., You, S., and Teixeira, J. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Bioresource Technology
ISSN (Online):1873-2976
Published Online:28 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Bioresource Technology 314:123728
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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