A research paper entitled ‘Remediation of Textile Dye Waste Water Using a White-Rot Fungus Bjerkandera adusta Through Solid-state Fermentation (SSF)’ by Dr Tim Robinson of Biochemica UK Ltd and Dr Poonam Nigam of the University of Ulster will be published in a forthcoming edition of the journal Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
Dr Robinson has a background in textile dye removal research and has previously developed a novel two stage approach for the removal and remediation of textile dyes from waste water. Other publications include topics covering fermentation technology, effluent treatment and odour control.
Currently Biochemica UK Ltd is working with a global leader in textiles to initially develop a pilot scale process to remove dyes from waste water, with the aim of reuse in the process system. The ultimate goal is to then scale up to treat all the process wastewater generated on site.