Cyanobacteria for Bioremediation of Wastewaters

  • Inga Zinicovscaia
  • Liliana Cepoi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Liliana Cepoi, Inga Zinicovscaia
    Pages 1-3
  3. Inga Zinicovscaia
    Pages 5-16
  4. Inga Zinicovscaia
    Pages 17-25
  5. Liliana Cepoi, Natalia Donţu, Victor Şalaru, Vasile Şalaru
    Pages 27-43
  6. Liliana Cepoi, Ludmila Rudi, Tatiana Chiriac, Svetlana Codreanu, Anna Valuţa
    Pages 45-60
  7. Liliana Cepoi, Inga Zinicovscaia, Liliana Zosim, Tatiana Chiriac, Valery Rudic, Ludmila Rudi et al.
    Pages 61-111
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 123-124

About this book


This book reflects the use of cyanobacteria for the bioremediation of wastewater through different mechanisms and pathways of transformation and transfer of hazardous substances from one medium to another. The application of microorganisms for bioremediation is determined by their ubiquity, small size, high rate of reproduction and large surface-to-volume cell ratio. Mechanisms of interaction of cyanobacteria with inorganic pollutants include biosorption, bioaccumulation with an opportunity to obtain metal nanoparticles both on the cell surface and inside the cells as well as chelation and inclusion of metals in the composition of certain organic structures. Data presented in the book provides specialists in the field with useful information for bioremediation technologies as well as for obtaining valuable preparations using cyanobacteria.


cyanobacteria wastewater bioremediation bioaccumulation biosorption

Editors and affiliations

  • Inga Zinicovscaia
    • 1
  • Liliana Cepoi
    • 2
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Microbiology &BiotechnologyChisinauMoldova

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