Possible remediation of hexavalent chromium by native fungi of Sukinda mining area: a review



Published Jul 26, 2022
Subhra Subhadarsini
Debasis Dash


The expeditious industrialization is helping the world to give a new modern era with all sorts of amenities. But the consequences are following great risks that might result in a terrifying future. Heavy metal pollution and its hazardous effects are one of them. Though India is the 3rd largest chromium producing country and the Sukinda valley of Odisha, is the chief source for chromium, hence here the threat of chromium pollution is at a high point. Countermeasures to this problem have become of prime importance. Among several remedial measures, bioremediation is an approaching process to control the accelerated growth of heavy metal contamination including chromium. In the world of microorganisms, the congenital characteristics of fungi have great importance as they can grow easily in polluted habitats. Again, there is evidence of native fungi having the potential to bind with heavy metals and remove toxic agents from natural environments. The pathway of chromium toxicity and its possible remediation potential by fungi have been studied extensively in the Sukinda area. This study signifies some positive aspects that can be practised in the future as a convenient option for bioremediation. Fungal bioremediation improved with biotechnology tools will be suitable output for rapid remediation which is vital for this moment.

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Subhadarsini, S., & Dash, D. (2022). Possible remediation of hexavalent chromium by native fungi of Sukinda mining area: a review. Environment Conservation Journal. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.10502246


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