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Communicative English Course Programme Shares Academic Expertise With Thailand

Communicative English Course Programme Shares Academic Expertise With Thailand

Pauh Putra, July 18 – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) continues to increase its visibility in…

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43rd SUKUM Championship: UniMAP is The 11th Time Defending Champion

43rd SUKUM Championship: UniMAP is The 11th Time Defending Champion

Kuantan, 18 Ogos - The contingent of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) was crowned the overall…

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Nine Schools Represent Perlis in NRC 2018

Nine Schools Represent Perlis in NRC 2018

ARAU, 14 August – Nine teams will represent Perlis in the upcoming National Robotic Competition…

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International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2018 (ICoMEIA 2018

International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2018 (ICoMEIA 2018

International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications 2018 (ICoMEIA 2018) was held at Menara…

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ASP 2018 Encourages Multiracial and Multinational Tolerance

ASP 2018 Encourages Multiracial and Multinational Tolerance

Kangar, July 30 - The 2018 Asian Summer Program (ASP) is a credit-based mobility program,…

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87 UniMAP participants join Varsity Carnival (IMT-GT)

87 UniMAP participants join Varsity Carnival (IMT-GT)

Arau, 23 July – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) sent 87 participants to the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth…

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20 UniMAP Students Taken By Tessolve Semiconductor Sdn. Bhd.

20 UniMAP Students Taken By Tessolve Semiconductor Sdn. Bhd.

Kangar, 20 Julai – 20 final year students of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) were offered…

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Raja Muda Perlis Sends IVCORE MASTI To Thailand

Raja Muda Perlis Sends IVCORE MASTI To Thailand

Pauh Putra, 12 Julai – Raja Muda Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail and Universiti…

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Mycoremediation of Malaysian Rubber Wastewater By Non-Pathogenic Fungi

 


Mycoremediation of Malaysian Rubber Wastewater By Non-Pathogenic Fungi

 

 

 

 

 

Skim latex serum is the liquid waste from industrial latex concentrate processing industry that is rich in BOD, COD, and rubber particles. The discharge of this effluent into the environment without proper treatment can affects the ecological system which human health ultimately depends on. Therefore, a study was conducted with an objective of treating this industrial effluent through biological approach or mycoremediation. This mycoremediation treatment method focuses on evaluating the capability of non-pathogenic fungi namely Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus niger, Rhizopus oligosporus, and Phanarochaete chrysosporium to grow independently in the liquid waste thus directly carrying out the remediation process.

Among the four fungi, Aspergillus oryzae gave the highest biomass growth in the wastewater thus yielded significant reduction in total solids (15.6%), suspended solids (10.3%), dissolved solids (47.6%), BOD (67.8.6%), and COD (62.6%) after just three days incubation. Therefore, it could be suggested that the Aspergillus oryzae could be one of the potential fungal strain to be used in bioremediation of industrial rubber effluents.

Figure 1: Fungal biomass yield in undiluted and diluted rubber effluent. Data are expressed as Mean±Standard Deviation (n=3). After 5 days of incubation time, among all of the fungi, Aspergillus oryzae gave the highest yield in all SLS concentrations with 21% of SLS gave the maximum biomass yield of 7.8 g/g

 

Keywords: Aspergillus Oryzae, Bioremediation, Latex Concentrate Effluent, Skim Latex Serum, Natural Rubber.

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