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Management of palm oil mill effluent through production of cellulases by filamentous fungi

Rashid, Shah Samiur and Alam, Md. Zahangir and Abdulkarim, Mohd Ismail and Mohd. Salleh, Hamzah (2009) Management of palm oil mill effluent through production of cellulases by filamentous fungi. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 25 (12). pp. 2219-2226. ISSN 0959-3993 ; 1573-0972

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Abstract

A laboratory scale study to evaluate the potentiality of filamentous fungi for the production of cellulolytic enzymes using palm oil mill effluent (POME)as a basal medium was initiated. A total of 25 filamentous fungi in which 16 filamentous fungi were isolated and purified from oil palm industrial residues and 9 strains from laboratory stock were screened using POME with 1% total suspended solids. Trichoderma reesei RUT C-30 was identified as a potential strain for cellulolytic enzyme production as compared to other genera of Aspergillus, Penicillum, Rhizopus, Phanerochaete, Trichoderma and basidiomycete groups. The results showed that T. reesei RUT C-30 gave the highest filter paper cellulase and carboxy methyl cellulase activity of 0.917 and 2.51 U/ml respectively at day 5 of fermentation. Other parameters such as growth formation, pH, filterability and total biosolids were observed to evaluate the bioconversion process.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4157/5057
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palm oil mill effluent FPase CMCase Filamentous fungi Bioconversion
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 16:40
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2012 16:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5057

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