N. RAMAMURTHY*, S. BALASARASWATHY*, P. SIVASAKTHIVELAN**
*Department of Physics, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar-608002, Tamil Nadu, India
**Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar-608002, Tamil Nadu, India.
Abstract: Six different fungal species were selected to study the biodegradation of textile effluent. The physical-chemical properties of the textile effluent showed drastic changes during the fungal treatment. The pH of all the treated effluents attained neutrality; the total dissolved solids and Electrical conductivity reduced at the end of the fungal treatment. The turbidity of the treated effluents increased due to biomass production. UV-VIS spectrophotometric studies were carried over a range 200–800 nm and the results confirmed the biodegradation of textile effluent on fungal treatment as evidenced by the disappearance of the peak at visible region.
Key words: Textile effluent, physical-chemical parameters, biodegradation, fungal treatment, UV-VIS.
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