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Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 147-150
DOI: 10.3923/rjet.2010.147.150
Bioremediation of Malathion from Environment for Pollution Control
Sunita Adhikari

Abstract:
Use of pesticide is growing day by day and thus enhances the environmental pollution and hazards. Bioremediation of pesticides is a relatively new technology, which is going through intense study as of recent decades. The process is dealing either with the degradation of the pesticide molecule to smaller compounds, which may be toxic/non-toxic itself or the removal of the pesticide molecule by simple absorption/adsorption mechanism. Malathion is a widely used organophosphate pesticide. Often they are used in excess to their safe limit and they will leach from soil to surface and ground water thus causing health hazards. Malathion residue can be removed by any of the physical, chemical and biological methods but bioremediation was found to be more efficient tool for removal of the Malathion residue from soil and water.
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How to cite this article:

Sunita Adhikari , 2010. Bioremediation of Malathion from Environment for Pollution Control. Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology, 4: 147-150.

DOI: 10.3923/rjet.2010.147.150

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjet.2010.147.150

 
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