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Heavy metal accumulation by bacteria and other microorganisms



Heavy metal accumulation by bacteria and other microorganisms



Experientia 46(8): 834-840



Bacteria, and other microorganisms, exhibit a number of metabolism-dependent and -independent processes for the uptake and accumulation of heavy metals and radionuclides. The removal of such harmful substances from effluents and waste waters by microbe-based technologies may provide an alternative or additional means of metal/radionuclide recovery for economic reasons and/or environmental protection.

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DOI: 10.1007/bf01935534


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