International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Biodegradation of heavy metal contaminated soil and optimization of heavy metal degradation

Amita Singh, Pawan Kumar, Navita Gupta, Debasish Sahoo, Virendra Vaishnav

Heavy-metal pollution plays an environmental problem due to the toxic effects of metals. The present study was to identify the potential bacteria as the bioremediation agent. Bacteria isolated through spread plate method and identified through 16s rRNA sequencing. Media was optimized by following effects such as concentration of metals, temperature, pH, carbon source, nitrogen source. Selected isolates were screened through 0.1% Pd, Cr and Cd on minimal salt agar medium. Bacteria were identified as Bacillus cereus. Highest degradation was recorded up to 94% optimized through optimization of various effects. As a result, this proves that the bacteria present at soil sample of coalfield are important to bioremediation activity to reduce the heavy metal pollution in the environment.
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Amita Singh, Pawan Kumar, Navita Gupta, Debasish Sahoo, Virendra Vaishnav. Biodegradation of heavy metal contaminated soil and optimization of heavy metal degradation. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 125-130
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