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Bacteria and Chromium in Marine Sediments

  • Margaret W. Loutit
  • Jacqueline Aislabie
  • Philip Bremer
  • Christopher Pillidge
Part of the Advances in Microbial Ecology book series (AMIE, volume 10)

Abstract

Chromium (Cr), atomic number 24 and mass 52.01, is one of the most widely used metals in industry (Stern, 1982; Kimbell and Panulas, 1984; Moore and Ramamoorthy, 1984) and its use is increasing (Papp, 1983). Since many Cr-containing effluents are discharged into bodies of water (Moore and Ramamoorthy, 1984), the possibility that the discharged Cr interacts with the biota immediately or subsequently has to be considered. From the literature there is little evidence that consideration has been given to this possibility (Moore and Ramamoorthy, 1984).

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Heavy Metal Marine Sediment Overlie Water Interstitial Water Hexavalent Chromium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret W. Loutit
    • 1
  • Jacqueline Aislabie
    • 2
  • Philip Bremer
    • 1
  • Christopher Pillidge
    • 3
  1. 1.Microbiology DepartmentUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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