publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Microorganisms in heavy metal bioremediation: strategies for applying microbial-community engineering to remediate soils

L. Wood, Jennifer; Liu, Wuxing; Tang, Caixian; E. Franks, Ashley; 1 Department of Microbiology, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus, Victoria, 3086, Australia;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: AIMS Bioengineering (issn: 2375-1495, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIMS Press
Abstract
The remediation of heavy-metal-contaminated soils is essential as heavy metals persist and do not degrade in the environment. Remediating heavy-metal-contaminated soils requires metals to be mobilized for extraction whilst, at the same time, employing strategies to avoid mobilized metals leaching into ground-water or aquatic systems. Phytoextraction is a bioremediation strategy that extracts heavy metals from soils by sequestration in plant tissues and is currently the predominant bioremediation strategy investigated for remediating heavy-metal-contaminated soils. Although the efficiency of phytoextraction remains a limiting feature of the technology, there are ...
Subjects
free text keywords: heavy metal, soil, remediation, community engineering, phytoextraction, Chemical engineering, TP155-156, Biotechnology, TP248.13-248.65, Medical technology, R855-855.5
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Microorganisms in heavy metal bioremediation: strategies for applying microbial-community engineering to remediate soils

L. Wood, Jennifer; Liu, Wuxing; Tang, Caixian; E. Franks, Ashley; 1 Department of Microbiology, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus, Victoria, 3086, Australia;