Bioremoval of different heavy metals by the resistant fungal strain aspergillus Niger Article uri icon


  • The objective of this work was to study the resistance and removal capacity of heavy metals by the fungus Aspergillus Niger. We analyzed the resistance to some heavy metals by dry weight and plate: The fungus grew in 2000 ppm of zinc, lead, and mercury, 1200 and 1000 ppm of arsenic (III) and (VI), 800 ppm of fluor and cobalt, and least in cadmium (400 ppm). With respect to their potential of removal of heavy metals, this removal was achieved for zinc (100%25), mercury (83.2%25), fluor (83%25), cobalt (71.4%25), fairly silver (48%25), and copper (37%25). The ideal conditions for the removal of 100 mg/L of the heavy metals were 28°C, pH between 4.0 and 5.5, 100 ppm of heavy metal, and 1 g of fungal biomass. © 2018 Ismael Acosta-Rodríguez et al.

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  • 2018-01-01