A new and effective approach to boron removal by using novel boron-specific fungi isolated from boron mining wastewater.

  title={A new and effective approach to boron removal by using novel boron-specific fungi isolated from boron mining wastewater.},
  author={Burcu Ertit Taştan and Dilara nur Çakir and G{\"o}n{\"u}l D{\"o}nmez},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={73 3},
Boron-resistant fungi were isolated from the wastewater of a boron mine in Turkey. Boron removal efficiencies of Penicillium crustosum and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa were detected in different media compositions. Minimal Salt Medium (MSM) and two different waste media containing molasses (WM-1) or whey + molasses (WM-2) were tested to make this process cost effective when scaled up. Both isolates achieved high boron removal yields at the highest boron concentrations tested in MSM and WM-1. The… Expand
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