When the right combination of microorganisms are present, the dyes can be mineralised. This means that they are transformed to compounds which were naturally present on the earth. However, if only part of the degrading microorganisms are present, degradation will not only result in minerals but also in other end products.
There are many possible end products of the breakdown of the dyes. Ideally, an economic and sustainable application would be created for the breakdown products of the ink, and to utilise the waste stream rather than just detoxifying it. Many end products have potentials for use as a fuel, and they would be used as a mixture to increase the feasibility. Besides that, there are potential compounds in the mix which can be used for bioplastics. When the waste streams are used for fuel and bioplastic production, the degradation process might be longer profitable and therefore more attractive to apply.