Biodegradation of Azo Dyes

  • Hatice Atacag Erkurt

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Azeem Khalid, Muhammad Arshad, David Crowley
    Pages 1-37
  3. Rashmi Khan, Uttam Chand Banerjee
    Pages 73-84
  4. Jianbo Guo, Li Kang, Xiaolei Wang, Jingliang Yang
    Pages 85-100
  5. Giuseppe Olivieri, Alberto Di Donato, Antonio Marzocchella, Piero Salatino
    Pages 101-131
  6. Emrah Ahmet Erkurt, Hatice Atacag Erkurt, Ali Unyayar
    Pages 157-167
  7. Mehmet Ali Mazmanci
    Pages 169-181
  8. Albino A. Dias, Marco S. Lucas, Ana Sampaio, José A. Peres, Rui M. F. Bezerra
    Pages 183-193
  9. Laura Bardi, Mario Marzona
    Pages 195-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book


Azo dyes play an important role as coloring agents in the textile, food, and pharmaceutical industry. Due to the toxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity of azo dyes and their breakdown products, their removal from industrial wastewaters has been an urgent challenge. Promising and cost-effective methods are based on their biodegradation, which is treated in this volume. The topics presented by experts in the field include: the classification of azo dyes; toxicity caused by azo dyes; aerobic and anaerobic azo dye biodegradation mechanisms; the role of bacteria, fungi, algae and their enzymes in biodegradation; the impact of redox mediators on azo dye reduction; the integration of biological with physical and chemical processes; the biotransformation of aromatic amines; reactor modelling for azo dye conversion; the biodegradation of azo dyes by immobilized bacteria and fungi; and factors affecting the complete mineralization of azo dyes.


Bioaugmentation amines azo dye biodegradation bioreactor decolorization

Editors and affiliations

  • Hatice Atacag Erkurt
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Environmental EngineeringCyprus International University, HaspolaNicosaTurkey

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