AiM  Vol.5 No.5 , May 2015
Bio-Geo-Chemical Characterization of Bangladeshi Textile Effluents
ABSTRACT
Recently industrialization has become one of the most promising contributors for economic development of Bangladesh. However, at the same time, industrial pollution has turned into one of the major problems for human being as well as for the environment. In order to understand the effect of textile effluent (TE) on environmental pollution, TE samples collected from North-west part of the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka (Savar, Ashulia and Tongi area) were characterized biologically, biochemically and biophysically. Eight potential microorganisms were isolated (3 bacteria and 5 fungi) from the collected TE and two of them were used to de-colorization of TE significantly by bioremediation process. Among the various parameters checked here, some physicochemical properties like TDS, COD, BOD, DO and heavy metals like Cd and Cr were detected in quite high amounts. Altogether, our results indicate that TE is one of the serious pollutants, which could damage environment as well as water body severely.

Cite this paper
Ahmed, F. , Alim, A. , Alam, F. , Islam, T. and Talukder, A. (2015) Bio-Geo-Chemical Characterization of Bangladeshi Textile Effluents. Advances in Microbiology, 5, 317-324. doi: 10.4236/aim.2015.55032.
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