Copper Removal Using Ochrobactrum Specie Isolated from Contaminated Wastewater
Mohammed Umar Mustapha
Desert Research Monitoring and Control Centre, Yobe state University, 1144 Damaturu, Nigeria.
Normala Halimoon
Faculty of Environmental Studies, University Putra Malaysia 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan


Metal-polluted effluent

How to Cite

Mustapha, M., & Halimoon, N. (2022). Copper Removal Using Ochrobactrum Specie Isolated from Contaminated Wastewater. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, 27(1), 44 - 51. Retrieved from


Bacterial and metal removal have received considerable attention recently, due to the potential use of microorganisms for treatment of contaminated wastewater. Removal and recovery of heavy metal ions from polluted wastewaters has appeared to be the potential alternative method for conventional treatment of contaminated wastewater. The purpose of the present work was to study the removal capacity of toxic metal from contaminated wastewater by using ochrobactrum sp. isolated from contaminated wastewater using different pH and temperature. Bacteria species have a high surface area to volume ratio, due to their small size and thus, they can offer a large contact interface that would interact with metals ion. The results indicated that bacterial isolate Ochrobactrum sp. is a suitable biosorbent for the removal of Cu (II) ion from metal polluted wastewater and might be applicable to the development of possibly cheap biosorbent for removing and recovering copper from effluents.