Reduction of chromate (CrO4(2-)) by an enrichment consortium and an isolate of marine sulfate-reducing bacteria.

An enrichment consortium and an isolate (isolate TKW) of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) have been obtained from metal-contaminated marine sediments of Tokwawan, Hong Kong SAR. These bacteria are capable of reducing highly toxic and soluble hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) enzymatically into less toxic and insoluble trivalent chromium (Cr3+) under anaerobic… (More)