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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bioremediation patent for Prof. K.M. Elizabeth

Prof. K.M. Elizabeth of the Department of Microbiology in Gitam University has succeeded in ammonia removal from industrial effluents through a bio-remediation method and has obtained a patent for the method, which will be of use in steel industry in particular. The inventor claims ' the bacterium identified by him can remove 100 per cent ammonia within 24 hours, according to Nessler’s method, and 75 per cent according to the Russian method of Nesselerisation'. This is an indication of quality research work done in lesser known universities.

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