Biosorption

Geoffrey Michael Gadd (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    Micro-organisms, including bacteria, algae, fungi and yeasts, can accumulate heavy metals and radionuclides with high efficiency. The author looks at the potential use of biomass for the treatment of toxic and radioactive wastes, and the recovery of valuable metals. He considers various biological mechanisms and recovery techniques, as well as the industrial and economic aspects of biosorption.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)421-426
    Number of pages6
    JournalChemistry and Industry (London)
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 1990

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