Hexavalent Chromium Bioreduction Using Microbes in Cooum River Water and Sediments


  • Gaurav Bansal


Biodegradation, Chromium, Heavy Metals, Hexavalent, Pollution


In the present study, an effort was made to investigate the current condition of heavy metal concentration on the bank of the Coovum River in the city of Chennai. According to the findings of this study, both industrialization and urbanisation have been major contributors to the massive magnitude of pollution that has recently been observed. People living in this area are exposed to a major risk to their health as a result of breathing in chromite dust brought on by pollution caused by hexavalent chromium in this area. Because of this, it is imperative that the hexavalent chromium be eliminated from the environment. The use of microbes to bring about a reduction in hexavalent chromium (VI) serves as the basis for this study. The discovered strain has a maximum Cr VI tolerance of 100 mg/100 ml when exposed to the element. The samples that included hexavalent chromium were biodegraded with the help of these cultures, which were also employed for future research. According to the findings, an isolated culture has the potential to be exploited in an effort to increase the efficacy of biological treatment methods for effluents that include greater concentrations of Cr (VI). Carried done in order to ascertain the concentration of heavy metal ions present in this area and its surrounding areas.

How to cite this article:
Bansal G. Hexavalent Chromium Bioreduction Using Microbes in Cooum River Water and Sediments. Int J Adv Res Wtr Resrs Hydr Engg 2022; 5(1): 16-20.