Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 18, Issue 10, pp 1209–1212 | Cite as

Enhanced heavy metal removal from waste water by viable, glucose pretreated Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells

  • A. Stoll
  • J. R. Duncan


The bioaccumulation of metals (Cu2+, Cr6+, Cd2+, Ni2+ and Zn2+) from three electroplating effluents by viable Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and the effect of glucose treatment on accumulation was determined. Pretreatment of the yeast cells with glucose increased the amount of metal removed, whilst direct addition of glucose to the yeast-effluent solution had no effect on the amount of metal accumulated.


Glucose Heavy Metal Waste Water Organic Chemistry Yeast Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Stoll
    • 1
  • J. R. Duncan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

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