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Title: Bioremediation of chromium contaminated environments
Authors: Kamaludeen, Sara Parwin Banu
Arunkumar, K R
vudainayagam, S A
Ramasamy, K
Keywords: Bioremediation;Chromium contamination;Chromium reducing microbes;Engineered microorganisms
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract:   Bioremediation is the most promising and cost effective technology widely used nowadays to clean up both soils and wastewaters containing organic or inorganic contaminants. Discharge of chromium containing wastes has led to destruction of many agricultural lands and water bodies. Utilisation of chromium(Cr) reducing microbes and their products has enhanced the efficiency of the process of detoxification of Cr(VI) to Cr(III). This review focuses mainly on the current technologies prevalent for remediation like natural attenuation, anaerobic packed bed bioreactors (using live cells, Cr(VI) reductases or their byproducts) and use of engineered microorganisms. Treatment of wastewaters by biosorption or using biofilms and immobilized microbial cells are also discussed.
Page(s): 972-985
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/17144
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.41(09) [September 2003]

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