Bioremediation of textile industry wastewater by white-rot fungi

Niamh Kirby*, Geoffrey McMullan, Roger Marchant

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In this study the decolorization of a number of commercially important textile dyes by strains of white-rot fungi is reported. Initial screening protocols found two strains of white-rot fungi with high dye decolorizing ability: Coriolus versicolor WR2 and Phanerochaete chrysosoporium CBS 671.71. Decolorization of an artificial textile effluent, and it's component dyes, in the presence of a primary carbon and energy source was examined. The relationship between decolorization and various ligninolytic enzymes in the two isolates was elucidated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-718
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Environmental Science
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • artificial textile effluent
  • Bioremediation
  • Coriolus versicolor
  • decolorization
  • Phanerochaete chrysosporium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


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