Bioremediation of metal contamination.

TitleBioremediation of metal contamination.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsLovley DR, Coates JD
JournalCurr Opin Biotechnol
Date Published1997 Jun
KeywordsAdsorption, Bacteria, Biomass, Biotechnology, Environmental Pollutants, Metals, Oxidation-Reduction

Recent studies have demonstrated that microbes might be used to remediate metal contamination by removing metals from contaminated water or waste streams, sequestering metals in soils and sediments or solubilizing metals to aid in their extraction. This is primarily accomplished either by biosorption of metals or enzymatically catalyzed changes in the metal redox state. Bioremediation of metals is still primarily a research problem with little large-scale application of this technology.

Alternate JournalCurr. Opin. Biotechnol.
PubMed ID9206008