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Optimization of media components for tetrathionate hydrolase production from thiobacillus ferrooxidans

Yusof, Faridah and Mohd Dom, Azratul Ashimah Nur (2014) Optimization of media components for tetrathionate hydrolase production from thiobacillus ferrooxidans. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 8 (6). pp. 4465-4469. ISSN 0973-7510

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Abstract

Tetrathionate hydrolase produced by Thiobacillus ferrooxidans has been known to be the enzyme responsible in the devulcanization of used rubber prior to recycling. The aim of this study was to statistically obtain a model that would yield an optimized media concentrations for the best production of this bacterial enzyme. One-factor-at-a-time (OFAT) experimental design was applied to find the possible optimum range of five media components. Based on the OFAT results, a face centered central composite design (FCCCD) by Design Expert? 6.0.8 was applied using a 4-factors, 3-center points to find the optimum media concentrations to yield the highest tetrathionate hydrolase. Response Surface Methodology (RSM) predicted the level of factors for maximized response. In this study, it is concluded that the medium containing 0.4g/L MgSO4.7H2O, 4.0g/L (NH4)2SO4, 2.0g/L Na2S2O3.5H2O and 3.0 g/L KH2PO4 results in the production of the highest specific activity of tetrathionate hydrolase (295.7 U/mg Protein). Other parametric conditions used were 0.25g/L for CaCl2.2H2O with an initial pH buffer of 4, incubated at 25oC while agitating at a speed of 125 rpm. Keywords : Thiobacillusferrooxidans, tetrathionate hydrolase, OFAT, FCCCD, devulcanization of rubber.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4734/41565
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thiobacillusferrooxidans, tetrathionate hydrolase, OFAT, FCCCD, devulcanization of rubber
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: DR FARIDAH YUSOF
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 14:12
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 16:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41565

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