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EMERGENT LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH - Vol 8, Issue 2, Published on 31, December 2022

Pages: 77-83
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Isolation, characterization and effect of bioformulation on bacterial isolate derived from e-waste enriched soil

Author: Moumita Chakraborty, J. P. N. Rai, Ankita Ghosh, Diksha Sah

Category: Research Article


Existing conventional practices for e-waste management are harmful to deal with; as a result, using an enrichment culture method, indigenous soil bacteria were investigated for e-waste treatment. In the presence of e-waste, soil bacteria were enhanced and findings were established through OD600 values. In this study, bacterial entrapment techniques (bioformulation) to increase the shelf life of e-plastic degrading bacteria isolates are provided together with their isolation and characterization. The most effective bacteria, P4, were biochemically described and immobilized using a bio-formulation made of talc and charcoal, and maintained at 25°C and 4°C for two weeks. As a result, the talc-based formulation might be beneficial for storing and managing polymer-degrading bacteria on a wide scale to reduce solid waste disposal. More research is needed to determine the bacterium's action at e-waste contaminated site.

Keywords: Acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene, bioformulation, cell viability, enrichment method, e-polymer