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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:2, February, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 552-558

Bioremediation of Toluene using Microbial Consortium Obtained from Industrial Effluent
M.H. Fulekar1*, T.N. Godambe2, Koul Sheetal2 and Nair Darshana2
 1School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar – 482030, India
2Environment Biotechnology Lab, Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai, Santacruz (E), Mumbai- 400 098, India
*Corresponding author

Petrochemical Industry manufacturing petrochemical product-generate waste containing organic compounds. As the toxicity level of most of these compounds is high, there is an increasing demand for remediation of such sites that involves removal of the offending compounds. Bioremediation uses living systems or biological products to biodegrade waste, with the objective being reduction of waste to chemical forms that can be assimilated into natural cycles. In the present study, the use of micro-organism for bioremediation has been carried out. The effluent outlet samples from industrial waste treatment site of the organic compound (toluene) producing industry were collected and assessed for physico-chemical and microbial characterization. Biodegradation studies using microbial consortia obtained after characterization of samples were observed. Bioremediation has proven to be an effective tool in the reduction of environmental contaminants but can rarely restore the affected environment back to its original condition.

Keywords: Petrochemical waste, Toluene toxicity, Bioremediation.

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Fulekar, M.H., T.N. Godambe, Koul Sheetal and Nair Darshana. 2017. Bioremediation of Toluene using Microbial Consortium Obtained from Industrial Effluent.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 552-558. doi:
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