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Research Article

Biocalcification Mediated Remediation of Calcium Rich Ossein Effluent by Filamentous Marine Cyanobacteria

Vaithiyalingam SU, Gnanasekaran D, Gopalakrishnan S, Lakshmanan U and Prabaharan D*
Department of Marine Biotechnology, School of Marine Sciences, National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria, Bharathidasan University, India
Corresponding Author : Prabaharan D
Department of Marine Biotechnology
School Of Marine Sciences
National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria
Bharathidasan University, India
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Received September 25, 2014; Accepted October 17, 2014; Published October 20, 2014
Citation: Vaithiyalingam SU, Gnanasekaran D, Gopalakrishnan S, Lakshmanan U, Prabaharan D (2014) Biocalcification Mediated Remediation of Calcium Rich Ossein Effluent by Filamentous Marine Cyanobacteria. J Bioremed Biodeg 5:257. doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000257
Copyright: © 2014 Vaithiyalingam SU, et al. This is an open-a ccess article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Biocalcification of excess calcium catalyzed by the growth of the selected filamentous marine cyanobacteria exemplifies potential mechanism towards bioremediation of ossein effluent released during acidification of cattle bones in a gelatin production system. Two filamentous marine cyanobacteria oscillatoria willei BDU130791 and phormidium valderianum BDU20041 were tested for their ability to grow and aid in bio-calcite formation under laboratory conditions. Calcite formation, has been demonstrated in three types of effluent collected at different stages namely, di-calcium phosphate (DCP), high total dissolved solids (HTDS) and low total dissolved solids (LTDS). Biomass induction and calcite formation, were observed in effluents with seawater dilution in the ratio 1:1 amended with fertilizer grade urea and superphosphate. Biomass productivity of 0.15 g d-1 and 0.06 g d-1 were obtained in LTDS and HTDS effluent by O. willei BDU130791 and P. valderianum BDU20041 respectively with concomitant nutrient removal rates at the end of seventh day coupled with simultaneous increase in dissolved oxygen (DO) and calcite formation. Biocalcite formed by both the marine cyanobacteria was further characterized by scanning electron microscopy coupled fourier transform ir- and electron dispersive spectral (EDS) analysis. The study for the first time has unraveled the potentials of O. willei BDU130791 and P. valderianum BDU20041 to remediate the ossein effluent by calcite formation.


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