Author(s): Jin XC, Liu GQ, Xu ZH, Tao WY
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Abstract The strain Aspergillus fumigatus XC6 isolated from mildewing rice straw was evaluated for its ability to decolorize a dye industry effluent. The strain was capable of decolorizing dyes effluent over a pH range 3.0-8.0 with the dyes as sole carbon and nitrogen sources. The optimum pH was 3.0; however, supplemented with either appropriate nitrogen sources (0.2\% NH(4)Cl or (NH(4))(2)SO(4) ) or carbon sources (1.0\% sucrose or potato starch), the strain decolorized the effluent completely at the original pH of the dyes effluent. Therefore, A. fumigatus XC6 is an efficient strain for the decolorization of reactive textile dyes effluents, and it might be a practical alternative in dyeing wastewater treatment.
This article was published in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol
and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources