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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 2041-2045
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.244


A Preliminary Study on Bioremediation of Zinc, Copper and Lead using Rumen Fluid
S. Meignanalakshmi*, M. Charulatha and K. Vijayarani
Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai-7, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Rumen fluid a major slaughter house waste is known to have numerous microorganisms which include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, Archaea and viruses. These Microbes in the rumen fluid not only have the ability to ferment a variety of carbohydrates but also degrades and ferment a significant portion of dietary protein. In the present study the rumen fluid is evaluated for its ability to reduce heavy metals- Zinc, Copper and Lead. Rumen fluid collected from slaughter house was inoculated in Nutrient broth added with heavy metals- Zinc, Copper and Lead. The medium was collected for every 24hrs and was centrifuged and the supernatant was analyzed for the heavy metal reduction. The Bioremediation of heavy metals- Zinc, Copper and Lead was evaluated for 96hours and was found to be reduced in the medium at 96th hr by 40%, 33% and 15% respectively.


Keywords: Bioremediation, Heavy metals, Rumen fluid, Slaughter house
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Meignanalakshmi, S., M. Charulatha and Vijayarani, K. 2018. A Preliminary Study on Bioremediation of Zinc, Copper and Lead using Rumen Fluid.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 2041-2045. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.244