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Evaluation of entrapment potentiality and turbidity removal efficiency of fungi

Jebun, N. and Al-Mamun, Abdullah and Alam, Md Zahangir and Abdul Karim, Mohamed Ismail and Ahmad Raus, Raha (2015) Evaluation of entrapment potentiality and turbidity removal efficiency of fungi. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (24). pp. 23-28. ISSN 0127–9696 E-ISSN 2180–3722

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Turbidity and suspended solids concentration promotes a number of negative effects on freshwater ecosystems. Conventionally suspended solids and turbidity are removed from raw water by various chemical coagulants but most of them are costly and non-ecofriendly. Whereas, the bioflocculants are environment-friendly and could be used as coagulants. Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) produced by microorganisms play a definite role to reduce the turbidity of river water which can enhance the aesthetics of river water and other water uses. In this study, pellets /flocs have been observed of five filamentous fungi isolated from Pusu river water. The strains RWF-01, RWF-02, RWF-03, RWF-04 and RWF-05 showed a good entrapment capability and flocculating rate of 97.56%, 99.42%, 99.18%, 59.34% and 85.21% to kaolin suspension and 44.54%, 99.27%, 98.59%, 28.57% & 68.43% to river water respectively at 48h of culture time. The result showed the clay particles of river water and kaolin has entrapped by the microbial growth and, as a result, they reduced the turbidity of river water.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5174/46523
Uncontrolled Keywords: River water, Kaolin clay, Turbidity, Filamentous Fungi, Flocculation
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Abdullah Al Mamun
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2015 11:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 12:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46523

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