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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 83-89

Biomass of Aspergillus Niger: Uses and applications

1 Novel Drug Delivery Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Young Researchers Club, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran

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Alireza Pourhossein
Young Researchers Club, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah
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Fungal biomass of Aspergillus Niger, is a byproduct of citric acid fermentation that has proven to be a valuable biomaterial that can be both beneficial and practical. From an environmental point of view, it can be a useful bioadsorbent to detoxify and decolorize the wastewater samples. In industrial and pharmaceutical applications, it can also be used as an inexpensive and desirable source for commercial production of some expensive and useful biopolymers such as chitin, chitosan and food supplements such as chitin-glucan and glucosamine.

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