This state-of-the-art volume represents the first comprehensively written book which focuses on the new field of biosorption. This fascinating work conveys essential fundamental information and outlines the perspectives of biosorption. It summarizes the metal-sorbing properties of nonliving bacterial, fungal, and algal biomass, plus highlights relevant metal-binding mechanisms. This volume also discusses the aspects of obtaining and processing microbial biomass and metal-chelating chemicals into industrially applicable biosorbent products. Microbiologists, chemists, and engineers with an interest in new technological and scientific horizons will find this reference indispensable.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION. Biosorption and Biosorbents. Removal and Recovery of Heavy Metals by Biosorption. Biosorption of Radioactive Species. Industrial Solutions Amenable to Biosorption. Metals in Aqueous Solutions. BIOSORBENT BEHAVIOR. The Cell Wall and Metal Binding. Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Bacterial Biomass. Biosorption by Fungal Biomass. Biosorption by Algal Biomass. Metal-Sequestering Biochemicals. Metal Uptake by Synthetic and Biosynthetic Chemicals. Culture Conditions and Biomass Metal-Binding Properties. PREPARATION of BIOSORBENT MATERIALS. Production and Application of a Bacillus-Based Product for Use in Metals Biosorption. Nonviable, Immobilization of, Biosorbent, Algal, Biomass for the Recovery of Metal Ions. Immobilization of Metal-Binding Compounds. PROCESS EQUIPMENT and FEASIBILITY. Propagation of Biosorbents by Fermentation Processes. Propagation of Freshwater, Algal Biosorbents. Feasibility of Biosorbents Application. Index. c. 408 pp., 94 illustrations, 7x10, 1990, ISBN 0-8493-4917-6.