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Immobilization of fungal biomass with multi-walled carbon nanotubes as biosorbent

Murad, Fatin Nabilah and Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Alam, Md. Zahangir and Al-Khatib, Ma An Fahmi Rashid (2008) Immobilization of fungal biomass with multi-walled carbon nanotubes as biosorbent. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 14 (2 (Special issue)). pp. 113-119. ISSN 1823-8262 E-ISSN 2231-7538

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Aim: This study was mainly highlighted on a combination of fungal biomass onto MWCNTs in order to enhance the positive integration of impurities removal in aqueous solution. Methodology and results: The immobilization of fungal biomass and MWCNTs was done in a batch liquid medium with several factors such as agitation speed, dose of MWCNTs, pH and inoculum dosage that were conducted with one factor at one time (OFAT) method. Basically, to verify the functional group of MWCNTs, Aspergillus niger biomass and immobilized A. niger biomass, the FTIR was applied and FESEM was done to demonstrate and compare the image of the immobilized A. niger biomass with MWCNTs and fungal biomass alone. The finding showed the best agitation speed, dose of MWCNTs, pH and inoculum dosage were 150 rpm, 0.5 g, 5-6 and 2% respectively. FTIR indicates the presents of the functional groups like –OH (3270 cm -1 ), C-O (1619 cm -1 ) and –CH (2915 cm -1 ) while FESEM illustrates the images of the wrapped MWCNTs on A. niger biomass. Conclusion, significance and impact of study: The conventional technique of adsorption of fungal biomass alone not showing a favorable removal of impurities. Thus, the immobilization of fungal biomass (A. niger) with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) was a good combination since both have potential functional group to accumulate to each other and has a tendency to remove effectively and efficiently the impurities in aqueous solution.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4286/70436
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biosorbent, carbon nanotubes, fungal biomass, immobilization
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 09:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70436

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