International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 4 2012           Pages:2360- 2366

Bioremediation of chromium in tannery effluent by filamentous Cyanobacteria Anabaena flos-aquae West

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Kannan. V  Head and Associate Professor, Department of Botany, National College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli – 620 001

Vijayasanthi. M  PG & Research Department of Botany, National College, Tiruchirapalli

Chinnasamy. M  PG & Research Department of Botany, National College, Tiruchirapalli


Phytoremediation is a promising, cost effecting and environmentally suitable technology for water sanitation and conservation. Chromium is highly toxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic; Phytoremediation is a suitable technique for the removal of chromium 75%. In the present work the chromium remediation ability of Filamentous Cyanobacteria Anabaena flos-aquae West.  was studied and their efficiencies were compared. Results indicate significant improvement of photosynthetic pigments. An integrated eco-friendly approach for the tannery effluent treatment through Filamentous cyanobacteria based phytoremediation is envisaged as part of the environmental management.

Keywords: Cyanobacteria, Chromium, Photosynthetic pigments, Effluent

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030117

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