Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 3 No. 2

A Comparative Study on Sulphate Reduction from Tannery Effluent by Biosorbent with Microbes and Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Microbes Involved in Reduction

S.R. Murali¹ and M.R. Rajan²*

¹Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Sourashtra College, Madurai, India. ²Department of Biology, Gandhigram Rural Institute Gandhigram, India.

Received on 03 July 2009 and accepted on 15 August 2009



The paper deals with a comparative study on sulphate reduction from Tannery effluent by bio sorbent with microbes & Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Microbes involved in reduction. Four different plant material such as bark, seed, leaf and root of plants were screened and used for sulphate reduction Among this, flower of Bongaim Villea Spectalrilus gives much Sulphate reduction than the other sorbent the efficiency is 28% in a time interval of 120 hours but in the time interval 36hours microbial reduction there is a rapid reduction of sulphate is seen. The molecular identification is made and microbe is identified with 16S r RNA as Aneurinibacillus aneurinilyticus and submitted on GenBank.

Keywords : Sulphate Reduction, Tannery effluent, Microbes and Biosorbent.