Microorganisms Used in Bioleaching Metals Converting Waste Foundry Sands into Soil Suitable for Growing Crops | Chapter 11 | Current Research in Science and Technology Vol. 2

Metals can be leached either directly (physical contact between microorganisms and solid material) or indirectly. The removal of metals from these industrial wastes brings out detoxification of the residues and thus improves the quality of the environment. The waste foundry sand was analyzed for the presence of toxic metals, as the plant uptakes these toxic metals through their food chain which in turn may be harmful to the human beings.

Author(s) Details

S. Vijayakumari
Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai 600117, India.

Elango Padmasini
Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai 600117, India.

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