Author Affiliation

Received: Mar 2017 / Accepted: Mar 2017/ Published: Mar 2017

Article History

1*&1 Research scholar, Department of Environmental and Herbal Science, Tamil University, Thanjavur- 613010 2Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Herbal Science, Tamil University, Thanjavur- 613010

How to Cite This Article

Pradeepa, R., Senthil kumar, P., & Kavitha, K. K. (2017). Review on Microbial remediation of Heavy metals from E-waste. Int. J. Agr. Life. Sci, 3(1), 123- 130. doi: 10.22573/spg.ijals.017.s12200076.


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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.


E-waste is an end of the life span of electric or electronic appliances which contain the complex heavy metals. It is causing severe health concerns for millions of people around the world, mostly in the developing nations of India, Africa, Europe, etc. More of these wastes are ending up in dumping yards and recycling centers, cause a new challenge to the environment. In general electronic gadgets are intended to make our lives happier and simpler, but their toxicity, removal and recycling becomes a health horrendous. Many research papers have been reported on microbial remediation of heavy metals present in E-waste. The pioneer work was reported on 1998, bio-dissolution of spent nickel batteries using Thiobacillus ferroxidans, which is the first step to recycle and discarded batteries by using microbes as eco-friendly method. This review paper provides an insight in to the bioremediation of heavy metals from E-waste by potential microorganisms, in an eco-friendly way and provide pathway for current researchers.