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Uwanta LI

Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, PMB 5025, Awka, Nigeria


  • Research Article   
    MONOCULTURE SOLID PHASE DEGRADATIVE POTENTIAL of CONGO RED by Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus
    Author(s): Okeke BC*, Uwanta LI, Odibo FJC, Agu KC and Victor-Aduloju AT

    Mycoremediation is a great technology and can be exploited for the bioremediation of dyes contaminated soil and also to reclaim wastewater. Fungal strain isolated from local Tie and Dye factory in Awka was examined for their dye-degrading potentials and it was found to be capable of degrading Congo red under its optimized medium and growth conditions using solid (agar) phase biodegradation analysis, it is an employable approach for textile effluent degradation to less toxic components. The effect of independent variables such as time, temperature, and pH on decolorization efficiency was constant and put into perspectives. The biodegradation of Congo Red was demonstrated by decolorization of solid state dye-minimal culture medium, the extent of degradation was measured to be directly proportional to fungal growth which was determined by monitoring the growth of the 2 fungal isolat.. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/2141-5153.2023.53

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