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Degradation of isoprothiolane by a defined microbial consortium using response surface methodology

Arul Selvi, A. and Rastogi, N. K. and Manonmani, H. K. (2013) Degradation of isoprothiolane by a defined microbial consortium using response surface methodology. Journal of Environmental Biology, 34 (3). 545-554..

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Abstract

A defined microbial consortium was developed for the degradation of isoprothiolane. Isoprothiolane-biodegradation parameters were optimized using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). Three variables chosen for the study were inoculum concentration (50-1500 microg protein ml(-1)), temperature (25-35 degrees C) and pH (4-8) each at levels -1.682, -1, 0, 1 and 1.682. Incubation time of 72 hr was kept constant. Degradation of different concentrations of isoprothiolane was studied. The optimized conditions obtained were, inoculum concentration of 50 microg protein ml(-1) at 30 degrees C and pH between 4-8. The maximum predicted percentage degradation of 100, 100, 100, 100 and 95.5 was obtained respectively for 5, 10, 20, 30 and 50 ppm of initial isoprothiolane concentrations at different pH levels 7.7, 6.8, 6.2, 4.7 and 4.6. Validation of the model indicated that experimental values were found to be in agreement with the predicted one.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: degradation, response surface methodology, microbial consortium, isoprothiolane
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 26 Pesticide Chemistry
Divisions: Food Engineering
Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 06:09
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/12280

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