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Heavy metal pollution in wastewater has always been a serious environmental problem because heavy metals are not biodegradable and can be accumulated in living tissues. Copper is widely used in various important industrial applications. The increasing level of heavy metals in the aquatic system due to incomplete treatment of industrial wastewater by existing conventional methods is of environmental concern. Therefore, there has been an increasing interest in the possibility of using biological treatments. It is important to evaluate the performance of biomass with actual industrial effluent to ensure its field applicability. Hence the experiments were conducted with actual industrial effluents collected from Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and tannery industry.
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