Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 4A Page No.: 1559-1564 April-June 2013

 

IMPACT OF AGITATION FOR THE COLOR REMOVAL FROM DYE EFFLUENT USING ISOLATED FUNGAL SPECIES

 

Chitra Devi T., Ravikumar R.*, Kavitha N. and Sudarshana Deepa V.

Department of Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode,
Tamil Nadu (INDIA)

 

Received on : January 05, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present study investigated the decolorisation of the textile dye effluent using fungi isolated from effluent contaminated soil. Isolated microorganisms having the capacity to decolorize are Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus and Pencillium spp. The decolorisation activities were tested in repeated batch process to optimize the parameters of pH and temperature. A. niger showed the maximum decolorisation capacity of 89.9% at shaking condition than static condition (54.2%) after 15 days at 35° C and pH of 8.0. Similarly A. flavus and Pencillium spp. showed maximum decolorisation capacity of 85.6% and 88.2% respectively at shaking condition of 120 rpm.

 

Keywords : Textile dye effluent, Decolorisation, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Pencillium sp.

 

 

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