Heavy Metals in the Environment: Microorganisms and Bioremediation

Edgardo R. Donati

January 5, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 324 Pages - 6 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138035805 - CAT# K31759


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  • Gives a complete and comprehensive view of heavy metal in the environment including their effect on the microbial communities and on human health
  • Explains mechanisms of microbial heavy-metal resistance that define the different bioremediation strategies
  • Describes and classifies the methodologies to mobilize and immobilize heavy metals
  • Includes recent case studies on bioremediation of the main metal(loid)s polluting the environment


This book serves as a knowledge bank for researchers and graduate students in microbiology, chemistry, and environmental sciences, among others. It focuses on heavy metal in the environment and describes methodologies to immobilize and mobilize heavy metals. It also provides case studies which may be of particular interest to persons in industry.