Bioremediation of industrial effluents containing heavy metals using brewing cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a green technology: a review

  title={Bioremediation of industrial effluents containing heavy metals using brewing cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a green technology: a review},
  author={Eduardo V. Soares and Helena M.V.M. Soares},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
The release of heavy metals into the environment, mainly as a consequence of anthropogenic activities, constitutes a worldwide environmental pollution problem. Unlike organic pollutants, heavy metals are not degraded and remain indefinitely in the ecosystem, which poses a different kind of challenge for remediation. It seems that the “best treatment technologies” available may not be completely effective for metal removal or can be expensive; therefore, new methodologies have been proposed for… 

Cleanup of industrial effluents containing heavy metals: a new opportunity of valorising the biomass produced by brewing industry

The possibility of the bioremediation of industrial effluents linked with the selective recovery of metals, in a strategy of simultaneous minimisation of environmental hazard of industrial wastes with financial benefits from reselling or recycling the metals, is discussed.

Green Bioremediation of Iron Ions by Using Fungal Biomass

The increased production of iron ore in recent decades to support the growing demand for steel for various industrial applications has been a challenging matter concerning environmental issues.

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The application of fungi, involved tolerance and removal strategies in fungi, and factors affecting the removal of HMs are discussed, which vary with characteristics of the fungi and nature of the HMs.

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An overview of the biosorption mechanism for the bioremediation of synthetic dyes using yeast cells

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The adverse effects of synthetic dyes on living organisms and enzymatic biodegradation mechanisms involved in mycoremediation processes of syntheticdyes are described and may provide a basis for the development of dye bio-removal methods using yeast cells.



Metal bioremediation through growing cells.

  • A. Malik
  • Engineering
    Environment international
  • 2004

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The pollution of the environment with toxic metals is a result of many human activities, such as mining and metallurgy, and the effects of these metals on the ecosystems are of large economic and

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Impact of fluorides on the removal of heavy metals from an electroplating effluent using a flocculent brewer’s yeast strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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The state of the art in the field of biosorption is reviewed, with many references to recent reviews and key individual contributions, and the composition of marine algae polysaccharide structures, which seem instrumental in metal uptake and binding are discussed.


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