Management of Heavy Metal Pollution by using Bacterial Biomass

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2018 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 8 Issue - 1                          
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : AYogeshwari Yadav, Ragini Gothalwal1, R.K.Tenguriya
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V8I1P603


AYogeshwari Yadav, Ragini Gothalwal1, R.K.Tenguriya"Management of Heavy Metal Pollution by using Bacterial Biomass", International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT), V8(1): 15-27 January - March 2018, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


Municipal solid waste containing a wide range of organic and inorganic compounds which causes contamination to the environment. Heavy metals are major components of inorganic compounds and cannot degrade. Due to their toxic nature, it’s necessary to remove from environment. Conventionally metal removal by classis techniques involve expensive methodologies and not get to successful optimum results. Currently the biological methods such as Biosorption have receiving attention to remove heavy metals from environment. The technique also has significant role in recovery of metals of economic importance from various solution phases, as it is economic and producing less quantity of toxic products using biological material e.g. bacteria. Various other biomaterials are also used to bind pollutants e.g. fungi, algae and wastes of agricultural and industrial products. The biosorbents of bacterial origin has proven their good performance with low cost and feasibility. They have multivariate functional units for biosorption, which is dependent on various physicochemical parameters. In this review the problems associated with bacterial biosorption are analyzed, and suitable remedies are discussed. The ways of heavy metals removal with significance of methods, procedural ways of biosorption studies and the role of bacteria as biosorbent are also focused.


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Biosorption, Bacteria, Pollution, Heavy metal, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)