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Antibacterial Effect of Untreated and Treated (Decolorized) Dyes by Agricultural Wastes

Sibel Kahraman1 and Pelin Yalcin1
  • 1 Inonu University, Turkey

Abstract

Toxicity (antibacterial effect) of untreated and treated (decolorized) dyes on a soil bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was determined. Low cost and easily available two agricultural residues (cotton stalk and apricot seed) as biosorbents were used to remove Astrazone Black and Astrazone Yellow from aqueous solution. The removal of these dyes with agricultural wastes reduced the toxic effect on P. aeruginosa. This reduction in toxic effect is important both in respect of environmental biotechnology and waste detoxification. This study showed that these agricultural byproducts can be used for decolorization and detoxification of dyes.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 1 No. 1, 2005, 50-53

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2005.50.53

Submitted On: 22 April 2005 Published On: 31 March 2005

How to Cite: Kahraman, S. & Yalcin, P. (2005). Antibacterial Effect of Untreated and Treated (Decolorized) Dyes by Agricultural Wastes. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 1(1), 50-53. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2005.50.53

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Keywords

  • Agricultural waster
  • antibacterial effect
  • astrazone dyes
  • decolorziation
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa