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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Speciation and Mobilization of Toxic Heavy Metal Ions by Methanogenic Bacteria

Title:
Speciation and Mobilization of Toxic Heavy Metal Ions by Methanogenic Bacteria

Abstract:
Methanogenic archaea were used as a model system for exploring the effects of toxic heavy metals (THM) on biological systems. The three major goals were (1) to determine whether toxic heavy metals would affect the growth of methanogens, (2) to evaluate the ability of methanogens to solubilize inorganic precipitates of THM, and (3) to quantify the binding affinity of methanogen cell surfaces for THM. (Length: 37 pages)

URL:
http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_docs/rr/RR-E66.PDF

Source:
Illinois Waste Management and Research Center

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
October 1993

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