The development of a microbial metal - resistance consortium for metal bioremediation in a simulated fluvial system

Băbuţ, Cosmina Simona and Ferronato, Chiara and Di Giola, Diana and Antisari, Livia Vittori and Modesto, Monica and Biavatti, Bruno and Vianello, Gilmo and Micle, Valer: The development of a microbial metal - resistance consortium for metal bioremediation in a simulated fluvial system. Review on agriculture and rural development, (2) 1. pp. 114-119. (2013)

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Abstract

Our main goal was to enrich the microbial population which develops when a pollution event changes the equilibrium of a fluvial system and thereafter investigate the effectiveness of this adapted bacterial consortium in a simulated bio-remediation process. The contaminated soil of a highly heavy metal polluted mining deposit was mixed with non-contaminated fluvial sediment in a ratio of 1:3. After the addition of fresh fluvial water, the system was allowed to equilibrate for one month. Then, a research was carried out on experimental microcosms in order to test the effects of the surviving microorganisms on toxic heavy metals (Cu, Fe, Zn) that are polluting surface sediments. The adapted microbial population was first enriched in aerobic conditions with a high concentration of heavy metals (up to 300 mg/l Cu; 400 mg/l Fe; 600 mg/l Zn) and afterwards the consortium obtained was applied in a microcosm to test its effect on the decontamination of heavy metals. The study has demonstrated that some microorganisms can survive the contamination. However, with regard to the tested metals, the microorganisms did not influence the status of the metals during the period of the analysis.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2013
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 114-119
ISSN: 2063-4803
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mikrobiológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 119. p. ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 15. 12:55
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 10:06
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/55237

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