Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 239–243 | Cite as

Decolorization of a dye industry effluent by Aspergillus fumigatus XC6

  • Xian-Chun Jin
  • Gao-Qiang Liu
  • Zheng-Hong Xu
  • Wen-Yi TaoEmail author
Environmental Biotechnology


The strain Aspergillus fumigatus XC6 isolated from mildewing rice straw was evaluated for its ability to decolorize a dye industry effluent. The strain was capable of decolorizing dyes effluent over a pH range 3.0–8.0 with the dyes as sole carbon and nitrogen sources. The optimum pH was 3.0; however, supplemented with either appropriate nitrogen sources (0.2% NH4Cl or (NH4)2SO4 ) or carbon sources (1.0% sucrose or potato starch), the strain decolorized the effluent completely at the original pH of the dyes effluent. Therefore, A. fumigatus XC6 is an efficient strain for the decolorization of reactive textile dyes effluents, and it might be a practical alternative in dyeing wastewater treatment.


Aspergillus fumigatus Biosorption Decolorization Dye Effluent 



The authors would like to thank the financial support of The 10th Five Years Key Programs for Science and Technology Development of China (2002BA404A23C).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xian-Chun Jin
    • 1
  • Gao-Qiang Liu
    • 1
  • Zheng-Hong Xu
    • 1
  • Wen-Yi Tao
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Industrial Biotechnology, Ministry of EducationSouthern Yangtze UniversityWuxiPeople’s Republic of China

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