Production of laccase by Coriolus versicolor and its application in decolorization of dyestuffs: (II). Decolorization of dyes by laccase containing fermentation broth with or without self-immobilized mycelia.

Lin JP, Lian W, Xia LM, Cen PL.

Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China.


The capability of decolorization for commercial dyes by Coriolus versicolor fermentation broth containing laccase with or without immobilized mycelium was evaluated. With cell-free fermentation broth containing laccase, high decolorization ratio was achieved foracid orange 7, but not for the other dyes concerned. The immobilized mycelium was proved to be more efficient than the cell-free system. All the four dyestuffs studied were found being decolourized with certain extent by immobilized mycelium. The repeated-batch decolorization was carried out with satisfactory results. The experimental data showed that the continuous decolorization of wastewater from a printing and dyeing industry was possible by using the self-immobilized C. versicolor.

PMID: 12602596 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]