• Corpus ID: 3141606

Potential of Microbial Biomass for Heavy Metal Removal: A Review

  title={Potential of Microbial Biomass for Heavy Metal Removal: A Review},
  author={Garima Mahajan and Dhiraj Sud},
Present review paper deals with extensive literature survey in exploring the potential of microbial biomass for the sequestering of toxic heavy metals from aquatic streams. Presently more than half billion people are underprivileged and deprived of fresh water, clean air, soil and pure food. Contamination of aquatic streams due to release of toxic metal ions is a stern issue demanding global concern. Toxic metals such as Cr (VI), Cd (II), Pb (II), Zn (II), Ni (II) and many more are being… 



Biosorption of Heavy Metals

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Microbial and plant derived biomass for removal of heavy metals from wastewater.

Bioaccumulation of metal cations by Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Yeast cells are capable of accumulation of various heavy metals, preferentially accumulating those of potential toxicity and also those of value. They retain their ability to accumulate heavy metals

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  • R. VieiraB. Volesky
  • Environmental Science
    International microbiology : the official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
  • 2000
The uptake of heavy metals by biomass can in some cases reach up to 50% of the biomass dry weight and new biosorbents can be manipulated for better efficiency and multiple re-use to increase their economic attractiveness.

Bioremediation of heavy metals by growing hyperaccumulaor endophytic bacterium Bacillus sp. L14.

Biosorption of lead and zinc from solutions using Streptoverticillium cinnamoneum waste biomass.

Biosorption of cadmium, manganese, nickel, lead, and zinc ions by Aspergillus tamarii

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