Use of a Mixed Microbial System in the Removal of Lead from Contaminated Water

  • Errol R. Archibold
  • Victor Ibeanusi
  • Judith A. Bender
  • Joseph P. Gould

Abstract

The potential of various microbes to concentrate elevated levels of heavy metals has long been observed in the natural environment (Stokes et al, 1975; Trollope and Evans, 1976). Metal tolerant species, apparently generated in polluted environments, may display an increased capacity for metal sorption and thus provide important biological material for both water purification and metal recovery (Stokes et al, 1975).

Keywords

Biomass Zinc Nickel Migration Toxicity 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Errol R. Archibold
    • 1
  • Victor Ibeanusi
    • 2
  • Judith A. Bender
    • 1
  • Joseph P. Gould
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyMorehouse CollegeAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyAtlanta UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.School of Civil EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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