Mercury removal using pseudomonas putida (Attc : 49128)

Khorsiah, Sabar (2008) Mercury removal using pseudomonas putida (Attc : 49128). Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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Microbes have been used to solve environmental problems for many years. The use microorganism to sequester, precipitate or alter the oxidation state of various heavy metals has been extensively studied. Processes by which microorganism interacts with toxic metal are very diverse. The objective of this research is to remove the mercury using Pseudomonas putida.In this research, Pseudomonas putida strain, a mercury resistant bacterium, which is able to reduce ionic mercury to metallic mercury, was studied.This study has been carried out using mercury nitrate in the concentration 1-5ppm. In this study the P.putida must observed first to know the best condition that can remove mercury with effectively. Maximum removal capacity for bacterium was found to be 80%.Thus; bacterial removal of mercury is a potential biological treatment for mercury environmental pollutants. -Author

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioremediation -- Environmental aspects , Mercury
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Rosfadilla Mohamad Zainun
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2010 06:17
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 03:05
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