American Journal of Environmental Protection

Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2016

  • The Contamination Levels of Water and Sediment from Lake Togo by the Persistent Organic Pollutants (Pops)

    Gbénonchi Mawussi, Lankondjoa Kolani, Damien Devault, Komla Sanda

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2016
    Pages: 20-28
    Received: 29 February 2016
    Accepted: 16 March 2016
    Published: 29 March 2016
    Abstract: This study was carried out to evaluate the contamination severity of Lake Togo by organochlorinated pesticides historically used in agriculture and in health programs against disease vectors in public health. A total of 48 samples of sediments and 48 samples of water were seasonally collected. For both sediment and water 3 samples per site were col... Show More
  • Bioremediation Potentials of Heavy Metal Tolerant Bacteria Isolated from Petroleum Refinery Effluent

    Enimie Endurance Oaikhena, Dominic Bawa Makaije, Samuel Dangmwan Denwe, Muhammad Muktar Namadi, Ali Ahmed Haroun

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2016
    Pages: 29-34
    Received: 8 February 2016
    Accepted: 24 February 2016
    Published: 30 March 2016
    Abstract: Five heavy metals tolerant bacteria were isolated from petroleum refinery effluent and identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Proteus vulgaris and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Each isolate was inoculated into different concentrations of cadmium, chromium, nickel and zinc to determine its maximum tolerance for each heavy met... Show More
  • Bacterial Tolerance and Reduction of Chromium (VI) by Bacillus cereus Isolate PGBw4

    Ferdouse Zaman Tanu, Azizul Hakim, Sirajul Hoque

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2016
    Pages: 35-38
    Received: 17 March 2016
    Accepted: 28 March 2016
    Published: 13 April 2016
    Abstract: This study aimed to determine the bacterial tolerance to chromium (Cr6+) in three growth media, such as nutrient broth, Luria Bertani (LB) broth and mineral salt media in terms of Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MICs). Among the seven metal resistant soil bacteria, Bacillus cereus isolate PGBw4 and Bacillus cereus strain ES-4a1showed highest tole... Show More