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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
CO-METABOLIC BIODEGRADATION AND DETOXIFICATION OF REACTIVE ORANGE DYE BY LACCASE-PRODUCING PLEUROTUS PULMONARIUS KP826832

Authors:
Zubbair, N.A., Ajao, A.T., Adeyemo, E.O. and Adeniyi, D.O

Abstract:
The use of biological methods is a promising alternative to the harsh physico-chemical methods usually employed in textile industries. Laccase-producing Pleurotus pulmonarius mediated decolourization of Reactive Orange dye was investigated. The dye was degraded into various molecular fragments. The degradation products were identified by FTIR and GC-MS analysis and a tentative pathway for the oxidative degradation of Reactive Orange dye was postulated. Pleurotus pulmonarius showed promising efficiency for degradation of Reactive Orange dye and could possibly be used for the remediation of textile effluents.

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