Abstract—Weeds are major threat to crop yield in face of global population growth and increasing food demand. These have significant impact on production of food, fiber and fuel. Atrazine is key component of proactive and reductive management system especially for managing herbicide resistant weeds and glyphosphate resistant weeds. Approximately 32 million kg of atrazine are used each year for crop production in the United States. Recent reports have raised concern about continued use of atrazine and several other herbicides because of their negative impacts on aquatic life and potential endangerment of animal/ human health and environment. Identification of novel fungal species capable of degrading these herbicides provides evidence for the vast diversity in microbial communities that still remains to be explored. Present paper discussed an attempt to biosorb atrazine on an insolated fungal strain and to study the effect of various parameters on biosorption of atrazine.
Index Terms—Atrazine, bioremediation, biosorption, degradation.
Raj Kumar Pathak is with Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and Depatment of Biotechnology, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Bandra (W), Mumbai, India (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anil Kumar Dikshitis are with the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Raj Kumar Pathak and Anil Kumar Dikshit, "Effect of Various Environmental Parameters on Biosorptive Removal of Atrazine from Water Environment," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 289-293, 2012.