Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 699–709 | Cite as

Adsorption of Sr by immobilized microorganisms

  • J. S. Watson
  • C. D. Scott
  • B. D. Faison
Scientific Note Session 3 Bioengineering research


Wastewaters from numerous industrial and laboratory operations can contain toxic or undesirable components such as metal ions, which must be removed before discharge to surface waters. Adsorption processes that have high removal efficiencies are attractive methods for removing such contaminants. For economic operations, it is desirable to have an adsorbent that is selective for the metal contaminant of interest, has high capacity for the contaminant, has rapid adsorption kinetics, can be economically produced, and can be regenerated to a concentrated waste product or decomposed to a low-volume waste. Selected microorganisms are potentially useful adsorbents for these applications because they can be inexpensive, have high selectivities, and have high capacities for adsorption of many heavy metals, which are often problems in a variety of industries.


Gelatin Apply Biochemistry Biosorption Batch Equilibration Atomic Adsorption Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Watson
    • 1
  • C. D. Scott
    • 1
  • B. D. Faison
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Technology DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak Ridge

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