Hexavalent chromium removal by a paecilomyces sp fungal strain isolated from environment [Remoción de cromo hexavalente por el hongo Paecilomyces sp. aislado del medio ambiente] Article uri icon


  • A fungal strain resistant to Cr (VI) and capable of removing the oxyanion from the medium was isolated from the environment near the Chemical Science Faculty, University San Luis Potosí in Mexico. The strain was identified as Paecilomyces sp, by macro and microscopic characteristics. It was concluded that this fungal biomass can be used for the removal of Cr (VI) in aqueous solutions, since 1 g of fungal biomass removes 100 y 1000 mg/100 mL of this metal after one and three hours of incubation, and removes 297 mg Cr (VI) from contaminated soil.

publication date

  • 2011-01-01