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Vol. 8, Issue 7 (2019)

FTIR analysis: Biodegradation of complex hydrocarbons using Coriolus versicolor

Arti Arya
Industrial Pollution has gross adverse effects on biotic and abiotic components of environment. Organopollutants arising from petrochemical industries mainly constitute polyaromatic hydrocarbons, which are toxic and mutagenic. Control and treatment strategies include Old-school physicochemical treatments, which are cost intensive and may produce harmfulbyproducts. Offering high efficiency and low cost, bioremediation represents a significant approach for environmental clean up. These strategies involve microorganisms and utilize their metabolic capability to degrade organic compounds. In this study, degradation of complex hydrocarbons was studied using fungus, Coriolus versicolor in Shake flask experiment, using methylene blue as indicator dye. Results of dye decolorization assay and FTIR analysis indicated that Coriolus versicolor was capable of effectively degrading or removing the test compounds (Petroleum ether, DPA, PVP, Picric acid and Pthallic acid) used in the present study. The extent of decolorization recorded at wavelength 510nm, was taken to indicate fungal growth and FTIR analysis of culture supernatants showing altered peak profile with test compounds indicated possible breakdown to simpler structures.
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How to cite this article:
Arti Arya. FTIR analysis: Biodegradation of complex hydrocarbons using <em>Coriolus versicolor</em>. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(7):141-146.

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