Application of Bacterial Pigments as Colorant: The Malaysian Perspective by Wan Azlina AhmadApplication of Bacterial Pigments as Colorant: The Malaysian Perspective by Wan Azlina Ahmad

Application of Bacterial Pigments as Colorant: The Malaysian Perspective

byWan Azlina Ahmad, Wan Yunus Wan Ahmad, Zainul Akmar Zakaria

Paperback | October 14, 2011

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Environmental concerns regarding continuous use of synthetic dyes saw a revival in the demand for natural dyes as natural dyes exhibit better biodegradability and generally have a higher compatibility with the environment. However, one of the limitations on the use of natural dyes or pigments is the low extraction yield factors (a few grams of pigment per kg of dried raw material). Therefore, the exploitation of other biological sources such as fungi, bacteria and cell cultures offers interesting alternative. Microbial pigments such as from bacterial origins offer the advantage in terms of production compared to pigments extracted from vegetables or animals, due to its simple cell and fast culturing technique. This book offers interesting insight into initial works carried out to demonstrate the potential use of bacterial pigment as colorant for various applications.
Title:Application of Bacterial Pigments as Colorant: The Malaysian PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:77 pagesPublished:October 14, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642245196

ISBN - 13:9783642245190

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Isolation of Pigment-producing Bacteria and Characterization of the Extracted Pigments.- Optimization of Pigment Production - Case of Chromobacterium violaceum and Serratia marcescens.- Application of Pigments as Colorant.