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ScienceAsia 40 (2014): 335-339 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.2014.40.335

Treatment of landfill leachate by immobilized Ganoderma australe and crude enzyme

Wan Abdul Razak Wan Razarinaha,b,*, Mahmood Noor Zalinaa, Noorlidah Abdullaha

ABSTRACT:     Landfill leachate is a complex environmental problem. Here, we used immobilized Ganoderma australe and crude enzyme to treat landfill leachate. The treatment by immobilized G. australe achieved 50% and 32% removals for leachate BOD5 and COD, respectively. Totals of 58%, 57%, and 62% of BOD, COD, and NH3-N percentage removal were obtained when the leachate previously treated with immobilized G. australe was continuously treated with crude enzymes. Using a continuous treatment with crude enzymes achieves higher percentages of COD and NH3-N removal.

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a Mushroom Research Centre, University of Malaya, Faculty of Science, Institute of Biological Sciences, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
b Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Technology MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

* Corresponding author, E-mail: razarina408@yahoo.com

Received 17 Feb 2014, Accepted 20 Oct 2014