Bioresource technology | 2021
Talaromyces cellulolyticus as a promising candidate for biofilm construction and treatment of textile wastewater.
Screening of microorganisms with broad-spectrum adaptability to extreme acid-base conditions and highperformance is essential for the construction of high-efficient biochemical wastewater treatment system. Herein, an acid-tolerant fungus isolated from acid medium was successfully identified through micromorphological observation and molecular characterization. The isolated fungus matched well with the filamentous fungus and was eventually identified as Talaromyces cellulolyticus. Considering the wide-range adaptability to pH condition (2.0-9.0), high cellulase activity (11.25 U mL-1), ideal biofilm-forming property (17.87\xa0mg\xa0cm-3) on the surface of ceramsites, high tolerance to metal ions, and potential adsorption performance for aniline dyes, T. cellulolyticus issuitable for the construction of biofilm treatment system and treatment of textile wastewater based on the investigation of the removal efficiency of chemical oxygen demand and chromaticity of the synthetic textile wastewater. A promising candidate filamentous fungus for the treatment of textile wastewater was provided.