ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

S.M. Yakout1,2
1Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, PO Box, 2455, Riyadh, 11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2Atomic Energy Authority, Hot Laboratories Centre, 13759, Egypt.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(1):109-116
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 20/10/2013 | Accepted: 11/12/2013 | Published: 28/02/2014

Aspergillus niger (A. niger) is one of the most important microorganisms used in biotechnology. It has been in use already for many decades to produce extracellular (food) enzymes and citric acid. In addition, A. niger is used for biotransformations and waste treatment in the last two decades. This review summarizes available information  on A. Niger derived biomass for bioremediation of different types of pollutants include metals, radionuclides, pesticides, phenols and dyes. It is clear that A. niger can be used to prepare biomass, that can be applied in various aqueous treatment processes, namely to remove organic pollutants, dyes, organic compounds, radionuclides and heavy metals.


Aspergillus niger, Bioremediation, biomass

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