Effect of spent cotton stalks on color removal and chemical oxygen demand lowering in olive oil mill wastewater by white rot fungi

Kahraman S. , YESILADA O.

FOLIA MICROBIOLOGICA, vol.44, no.6, pp.673-676, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02825660
  • Title of Journal : FOLIA MICROBIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.673-676


Wastewater from olive oil mill was decolorized land its chemical oxygen demand reduced in static cultivation) using the fungi Coriolus versicolor, Funalia trogii, Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Pleurotus sajor-caju. The effect of cotton stalk on decolorizing and COD removing capability was demonstrated. P. chrysosporium (in 20 % medium with cotton stalk) reduced the COD by 48 % and color by 58 %, F. trogii (in 30 % medium with cotton stalk) ) by 51 and 55 %, respectively.