The bacterial consortia BMP1, BMP2 and BBP found to have significant potential on decolorization of the textile effluent.
Heavy metal reduction ability of various consortia in textile effluents: The consortium BMP1 reduced Cu, Cd, Cr, Ni, Mn and Pb up to 92.3%, 89.46%, 83.52%, 80.7%, 88.3% and 93.5% respectively.
The consortium BMP1 represented a marked increase in bioremediation of Cu, Cd, Cr, Ni, Mn and Pb.
When textile effluent treated by consortium BMP1 was applied, the germination was 94% while plumule and radical length was 13cm and 5cm respectively, it was very near to control.
The results of the present study suggested that textile effluents were toxic and treated with consortium BMP1 were non-toxic to a common crop of Punjab, Pakistan such as maize (Zea mays L.
Table 3: Heavy metal reduction by consortium BMP1 in textile effluents.