Ankita Basu, Sumanta Kr. Ghosh, Rumpa Saha, Aniruddha Ghosh, Tuhin Ghosh, Kakali Mukherjee, Subhendu Sekhar Bhattacharyya, Bidyut Saha
April 5, 2013
Hexavalent chromium is a widespread environmental contaminant and a known human carcinogen. It is a very important to remove toxic Cr(VI) from industrial waste water. In human body Cr(VI) is reduced to Cr(III). Effective bio-molecule present in body contains a number of different functional groups. Kinetics of reduction of Cr(VI) by an important amino acid, glutamic acid in micellar media have been studied spectrophotometrically. Micellar media is a testing enviroment to establish the mechanistic paths of reduction of Cr(VI) to Cr(III). The catalyst and suitable surfactants enhance the reduction of Cr(VI).