International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)

Bioremediation of contaminated lead soil by Eudrilus Eugeniae and synthesis of nanoparticles


Gokul Prashanth V, Dr. Lakshmi Prabha M

Aim: To explore the potential of earthworms namely Eudrilus eugeniae in bioremediation of lead contaminated soil and convert it into high quality soil which holds promise to play a significant role in cleaning the environment.

Methods: Collection of lead contaminated soil and the selection earthworm species Eudrilus eugeniae and treating of contaminated soil using earthworm three experimental groups were maintained. The vermi-treatment was done for 60 days and further analysis using Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD).

Results: The FTIR and XRD spectrum shows their detoxification ablities and the chemical structure and composition of the soil samples. The earthworm species Eudrilus eugeniae has the ability to synthesize nanoparticles. They can be used to synthesize designer nanoparticles at controlled conditions. There are several uses of hese creatures that are yet to be discovered. Further studies can prove much more uses of these earthworm species Eudrilus eugeniae.

Conclusions: The earthworm species Eudrilus eugeniae is found to be efficient in cleaning the environment. If they are able to survive in presence of toxic heavy metals. They are found to be good bioaccumulators of toxic heavy metals without any decrease in their population. They are able to accumulate 30% of their body weight with the toxic chemicals.


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Gokul Prashanth V, Dr. Lakshmi Prabha M. Bioremediation of contaminated lead soil by Eudrilus Eugeniae and synthesis of nanoparticles. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 31-34
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