Isolation of hexavalent chromium-reducing anaerobes from hexavalent-chromium-contaminated and noncontaminated environments

Hexavalent chromium, is a toxic, water-soluble contaminant present in many soils and industrial effluents

C. E. Turick

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • Hexavalent chromium, is a toxic, water-soluble contaminant present in many soils and industrial effluents
  • Indigenous Cr(VI)- reducing microbes from contaminated sites should provide the means for developing a bioprocess to reduce Cr(VI) to Cr(III) in nonsterile effluents such as those from soil washes. This approach avoids the contamination problems associated with pure cultures of allochthonous microorganisms
  • In addition the apparent ubiquity of Cr(VI)-reducing bacteria in soil and sediments indicates potential for in situ bioremediation of Cr(VI)-contaminated soils and ground water

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