Mercury(II) removal from aqueous solutions by nonviable Bacillus sp. from a tropical estuary.

@article{GreenRuiz2006MercuryIIRF,
  title={Mercury(II) removal from aqueous solutions by nonviable Bacillus sp. from a tropical estuary.},
  author={Carlos Green-Ruiz},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 15},
  pages={1907-11}
}
Use of microorganisms for removing mercury is an effective technology for the treatment of industrial wastewaters and can become an effective tool for the remediation of man-impacted coastal ecosystems with this metal. Nonviable biomass of an estuarine Bacillus sp. was employed for adsorbing Hg(II) ions from aqueous solutions at six different concentrations. It was observed that 0.2 g dry weight of nonviable biomass was found to remove from 0.023 mg (at 0.25 mg L(-1) of Hg(II)) to 0.681 mg (at… CONTINUE READING