The geometric increase in urbanisation cum industrialization has resulted in drastic increase in the volume of wastewater and sludge which contain heavy metals which deteriorate the soil and ground water quality and bioaccumulate in food chains. The use of strain-specific microbial fermentation in the production of organic acids towards the removal of heavy metals has been extensively studied. However, the use of indigenous micro flora toward the bioleaching of heavy metals has not been well researched.
Adeolu, A.T and Adewoye, S.O (2018); Bioleaching of Heavy Metals from Hospital Sewage Sludge Using Cassava Peels Fermentation Extracts; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.8.2018.p8092