• 1 Department of Microbiology, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, PMB 11, Lapai, Nigeria
  • 2 Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
MethodsX, 2019;6:1467-1472.
PMID: 31289724 DOI: 10.1016/j.mex.2019.06.002


The economy of mass bioflocculant production and its industrial application is couple with the cost of production. The growth medium is the most significant factor that accounts for the production cost. In order to find a substitute for the expensive commercial media mostly the carbon and nitrogen sources used for bioflocculant production, we use chicken viscera as a sole source of nutrient for bioflocculant production. The culture conditions for Aspergillus flavus S44-1 growth and bioflocculant yield were optimized through one factor at a time (OFAT). The use of chicken viscera as a sole source to develop a culture medium seems to be more appropriate, simple, reduce cost of bioflocculant production and in addition offers a sustainable means of managing environmental pollution by the poultry waste. In this article, we focus on detailed description of the steps involve in developing an optimized culture medium using chicken viscera as a sole source for bioflocculant production. •A new media for bioflocculant production was developed from chicken viscera.•The culture conditions for bioflocculant production were determined and optimized.•The bioflocculant yield and efficiency were parallel to mycelial weight at log phase.

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