Degrading and Detoxifying Industrial Waste Water using Bioremediation Approach

P. K. Agrawal, Sangeet Prabha, Shalu Mittal

Abstract

Bioremediation uses various microorganisms to detoxify or degrade various harmful substances in the nature, particularly soil and water. In the proposed work, five species of micro-organisms were used to analyse their impact on various physico-chemical parameters of water. In the first attempt the actual physico chemical parameters of the collected sample water were noted down (Fresh sample parameters). Then the sample water was treated with micro-organisms (one at a time). The growth of microbes was noted carefully over 96 hours after inoculation. The physico chemical parameters were recorded again and were compared with the fresh sample parameters. The results were analysed for any change and on this basis an impact factor was developed. The study reveals all the selected microbes have a great capacity of degrading and simplifying the complex molecules into simpler ones. Bioremediative treatment further enhances this capacity and therefore this approach can be utilized on large scale to minimize pollution of water bodies.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i2.10146

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol. 2(2): 132-134

 

Keywords

Microbes; heavy metals; light; waste water; toxicity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i2.10146

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