Volume 16, number 1

Phycoremediation of Heavy Metals by Botryococus Brurauni from Wastewater

Azhar Uddin and A. M. Lall*

Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering, JSBB, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, U. P. 211007 India.

Corresponding Author E-mail: alokmilton@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT: Phycoremediation is the use of macro-algae or micro-algae for the removal or biotransformation of pollutants, including nutrients and xenobiotics from wastewater.  In the present study, the phycoremediation capacities of live green algae, Botryococus brurauni changed into evaluated for poisonous heavy metals, Pb, Cd, and Cu from wastewater and artificial solution. Botryococus brurauni algae proved efficient biological vectors for heavy metallic uptake. Phycoremediation research performed on wastewater effluent revealed that 93 % Pb, 89 % Cd, and 82 % of Cu on 90 mins of remedies. Experimental consequences discovered that Botryococus brurauni have the most accumulation of Pb followed via Cd and Cu after 90 mins of exposure. Cd observed by using Pd and Cu maximally decreased the overall growth performance of the algae measured regarding Chl-a and Chl b content material accompanied via Pd and Cu. The outcomes showed that Botryococus brurauni were suitable for Pb and Cd removal and bioaccumulation of heavy metals from effluent wastewater.

KEYWORDS: Botryococus Brurauni; Cd and Cu; Heavy Metals; Phycoremediation; Pb; Wastewater

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Uddin A, Lall A. M. Phycoremediation of Heavy Metals by Botryococus Brurauni from Wastewater. Biosci Biotech Res Asia 2019;16(1).

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