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Surfactant Assistant Enhancement of Bioremediation Rate for Hexavalent Chromium by Water Algae | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2168-9652

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Research Article

Surfactant Assistant Enhancement of Bioremediation Rate for Hexavalent Chromium by Water Algae

Rumki Nandi, Kakali Mukherjee and Bidyut Saha*
Department of Chemistry, Bioremediation Laboratory, The University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan, Pin-713104, WB, India
Corresponding Author : Bidyut Saha
Department of Chemistry, Bioremediation Laboratory
The University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan, Pin 713104, WB, India
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Received: July 07, 2015; Accepted: July 28, 2015; Published: August 04, 2015
Citation: Nandi R, Mukherjee K, Saha B (2015) Surfactant Assistant Enhancement of Bioremediation Rate for Hexavalent Chromium by Water Algae. Biochem Physiol 4:173.doi: 10.4172/2168-9652.1000173
Copyright: © 2015 Nandi R, et al. This is an open-access 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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Abstract

Cr(VI) in waste water is a serious pollutant in diverse environmental conditions due to its toxicity and carcinogenicity. Bioremediation can alternatively be used to the conventional chemical treatments. Bioremediation of toxic hexavalent chromium is done by reduction of hexavalent chromium to nontoxic trivalent chromium in consequence of oxidation of organic components present in the water extract of water algae. The rate of bioremediation is increased by anionic surfactant sodium dodecylsulphate (SDS) and neutral surfactant Triton-X-100 (TX-100). In the present study micellar catalysts are used as surfactans. SDS is found to be most suitable among the catalyst. All the observations were recorded using UV-Vis, fluorescenece and FTIR spectrophotometer.

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