Adsorptive removal of textile dyes from aqueous solutions by dead fungal biomass

ASMA D. , Kahraman S. , CING S., YESILADA O.

JOURNAL OF BASIC MICROBIOLOGY, vol.46, no.1, pp.3-9, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jobm.200510602
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-9


Dead fungal biomass prepared from Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Funalia trogii was tested for their efficiency in removal of textile dyes. The effects of contact time, initial dye concentration, amount of dead biomass and agitation rate on dye removal have been determined. Removal of all dyes required a very short time (60 min). Experimental results show that, P. chrysosporium was more effective than F. trogii. An increase in the amount of dead biomass positively affected of the dye removal. The removal efficiency of different amount of biomass was in order 1g > 0.5 > 0.2 > 0.1 The highest removal was obtained at 150-200 rpm. Slightly lower removing activities were found at lower agitation rates. This study showed that it was possible to remove textile dyes by dead biomass of P. chrysosporium.