IJEP 42(5): 600-605 : Vol. 42 Issue. 5 (May 2022)
1. Udai Pratap College, Department of Botany, Varanasi – 221 003, U.P., India
2. Central University of South Bihar, Department of Teacher Education, Gaya – 824 236, Bihar, India
The textile industry is one of the largest consumers of potable water and consequently, produces a huge amount of dye-containing wastewater. Discharge of this dye-bearing wastewater into the rivers poses severe problems to the aquatic life, food web and causes damage to the aesthetic nature of the environment. Colour removal from this wastewater is necessary not only because of its potential toxicity, but also mainly due to its visibility problem. There have been various techniques for the removal of dyes, like physical, chemical and biological, but the effectiveness of bioremoval of dye from wastewater has made it an ideal alternative to other treatment methods. The objective of this paper is to study the potential of removal of dye from textile water by fungi Aspergillus niger MTC1344 and its subsequent impact on the growth of the tomato and gram. Aspergillus niger is shown to be an efficient fungus for removal of Carpet dye effluent and it can decolourize dye effluent upto 78.40±0.305 on 7th day of the incubation period. Germination, seedling growth and shoot length showed a significant increase at 10% and 25% of the effluent concentration.
Textile water, Wastewater, Removal, Aspergillus niger MTC1344, Bioremoval, Germination
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