Development of stripping process for cotton fabric dyed with sandalfix black BR 150%

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Development of stripping process for cotton fabric dyed with sandalfix black BR 150%

Usman Ali, Muhammad Asgher, Nimrah Khalid, Sarmad Ahmad Qamar, Fehmida Akhtar
Int. J. Biosci.14( 6), 282-292, June 2019.
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White-rot fungal strain Trametes versicolor IBL-04 was investigated for its potential for decolorization of cotton fabric dyed with sandal fix black BR 150% and stripping process was optimized using response surface methodology (RSM) under central composite design (CCD). Statistically, the significance of the discoloration process was analyzed and presented through analysis of variance (ANOVA). Biological stripping is an alternative method to chemical stripping that remove dyes fixed on the cotton fabric with eco-friendly approach i.e. reduced pollution in the environment. The fungal lignin modifying enzymes (laccase, manganese-peroxidases, lignin-peroxidases) possess the potential of degrading a vast variety of synthetic dyes. Several physical factors like temperature, inoculum size, pH and incubation time were statistically optimized. Biological color stripping resulted in 56.80% discoloration from cotton fabric. Results showed that the color strength have no influence on fabric strength, rather biological or chemical stripping does affect the quality of cotton fabric regarding durability/bursting strength. Trametes versicolor IBL-04 present good dye decolorization and can be used as alternative to chemical stripping. Fungal stripping is better than chemical stripping in terms of quality and stripping percentage of fabric.


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