DECOLORIZATION OF REACTIVE RED-120 BY USING MACROFUNGUS AND MICROFUNGUS

Authors

  • N. N. Ibrahim Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Sel
  • S. A. Talib Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor
  • H. N. Ismail Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 35400 Tapah, Perak
  • C. C. Tay Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.11

Keywords:

aspergillus sp., dye decolorization, mycoremediation, pleurotus sp., reactive red – 120, synthetic dye.

Abstract

The objectives of the study are to investigate the growth of Aspergillus sp. and Pleurotus sp. and decolorization of Reactive Red – 120 in Minimal Salt Solution (MSS). The growths of fungi were measured every 3 days by using spectrophotometer at 540 nm. For decolorization, the fungi were cultured in 10 mg/L and 20 mg/L of dye concentration. Furthermore, pH of 5, 7 and 9 were used to determine the optimum pH for dye decolorization. The 10 mg/L concentration and pH 5 were chosen as optimum conditions with the maximum performance of reactive dye decolorization ranging of 60%-70%. The Aspergillus sp. was more efficient to decolourize synthetic dye Reactive Red – 120 when compared to Pleurotus sp. This study contributes to the knowledge of mycoremediation and product of mycoremediation kit that could be developed and applied in industry.

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2017-11-10

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