Biological Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium: A Potential Strategy for the Bioremediation of Cr(VI)-Polluted Wastewater

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The potential for biological treatment of Cr (VI)- polluted wastewaters has attracted increased interest, because this alternative is more efficient and less expensive than conventional physicochemical treatments. In this work, a microbial enrichment capable of tolerating and reducing high Cr(VI) was isolated. The kinetic parameters of the Cr(VI) reduction process indicate that the enrichment culture has a significant potential for bioremediation of Cr(VI)-laden wastewaters.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2006

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