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Decolourisation and detoxification of CI Direct Blue 201 textile dye by two fungal strains of genus Aspergillus

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E M M S Ekanayake ,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, LK
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Centre for Water Quality and Algae Research, Department of Zoology
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P M Manage

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, LK
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Centre for Water Quality and Algae Research, Department of Zoology
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Abstract

Two fungal strains, capable of decolourisation of CI Direct Blue 201 textile dye, were isolated from textile wastewater effluent sites in Sri Lanka and they were identified as Aspergillus aculeatus and Aspergillus nomius using 18s rRNA analysis.  A. nomius and A. aculeatus showed 98 % decolorization of CI Direct Blue 201 textile dye (50 mg/L) at 3rd day of incubation with the supplement of modified Kirk’s medium. Both fungal strains were found to be more effective for dye decolorization at temperatures ranging from 24 ˚C to 36 ˚C. Further, it was found that the decolorization potential increased at pH 5 and 10 under shaking condition (100 rpm) with the presence of glucose and nitrate as additional carbon and nitrogen sources. Seed germination assay showed less germination (22.2 ± 5.0 % and 10.0 ± 3.3 % for Oryza sativa and Vigna radiate respectively) when seeds were exposed to the original dye in comparison to 100 % seed germination observed when exposed to fungal treated dye effluent showing the detoxification of dye by the fungal isolates.

How to Cite: Ekanayake, E.M.M.S. and Manage, P.M., 2020. Decolourisation and detoxification of CI Direct Blue 201 textile dye by two fungal strains of genus Aspergillus. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 48(1).
Published on 28 Apr 2020.
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