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  • International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology

    ISSN 2278-3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
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  • IJMRT

    ISSN 2278 – 3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
    International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology (IJMRT) Guarantees rapid publication.This is comprehensive.The journal is driven by international, well-known Editors.It provides an easy-to-use online submission and tracking system. It also provides innovative results and new imaging technologies.

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  • Studies on Pseudomonas otitidis SA1 as a novel azo dye (congo red) degrading strain isolated from grit tank of tannery effluent treatment plant

    Ankita and Baljeet Singh Saharan
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Abstract

Azo dyes represent a major group of dyes causing environmental concern because of their colour, biorecalcitrance nature and potential toxicity to living beings. Various physico-chemical methods have been used to eliminate the coloured effluent from wastewaters. These methods have disadvantages of being highly expansive, coupled with the formation of huge amount of sludge and emission of toxic waste. Today is the era of bioremediation as biological methods are eco-friendly. In the present investigation, the bacterial isolate Pseudomonas otitidis SA1 (isolated from Grit Tank of Tannery Effluent Treatment Plant) has been reported to decolourize the dye (Congo red) at a concentration of 100 mgL -1 upto 94% within 24 h in static conditions. The temperature and pH for optimum growth and activity of the isolate were reported as 37  oC and 7.0, respectively. The isolate (SA1) may be a potential strain for biological treatment of effluents of Tannery industries in future.

Keywords: Biodegradation, Decolourization, Congo red, Tannery effluent, Pseudomonas otitidis