APPLICATION OF CHROMIUM RESISTANT ORGANISMS IN BIOREMEDIATION
Water pollution resulting from the increased concentration of chromium is causing serious ecological problems necessitating its removal from the waste waters. In this investigation chromium resistant bacterial isolates viz. Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes and Bacillus globisporus were evaluated for their ability to abate pollution caused by chromium. Methods like bio-absorption using dead and live biomass and bio-reduction of chromium using live and resting cells were employed. All the isolates showed their potential as bio-cleansing agents in remediating chromium contaminated environments to varying degrees.
NIHAR J. MEHTA AND VARSHA K. VAIDYA