Handbook of Metal Biotechnology: Applications for Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Metal Biotechnology

Applications for Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, 1st Edition

Edited by Michihiko Ike, Mitsuo Yamashita, Satoshi Soda

Jenny Stanford Publishing

264 pages | 27 Color Illus. | 59 B/W Illus.

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This book introduces various fields of metal biotechnology, emphasizing applications for the fields of environment conservation and resource recycling. The topics discussed include wastewater treatment and bioremediation technologies for hazardous metals making use of metal metabolism by microorganisms and other organisms; recovery and recycling of metals from drainage and waste sources; the biological synthesis and processing of new metallic materials and monitoring of metals for industrial uses; and bio-informatics in metal biotechnology. These topics are expected to be of great help for new developments in these new technologies.


"This book represents a broad sampling of the great diversity of biochemical interactions possible between living biota (microorganisms and plants) with metals and metalloids. A majority of the topics covered are devoted to sequestration mechanisms for toxic metals, but there are also a number of unusual topics addressed, including practical means of capture of precious metals and the use of microorganisms in the formation of nano-size materials with potential industrial applications. The book serves as not only an excellent departure point for students and scientists entering into this realm of research but also a handy reference for those already engaged in the area, as well as a rich primary reference source for educators seeking to expand their course curriculum lectures."

—Dr. Ronald S. Oremland - U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Table of Contents

Microbial Manganese(II) Oxidation: A Potential Tool for Treatment of Metal-Contaminated Waters, N. Miyata and Y. Tani

Biological Treatment for Removal of Iron, Manganese, and Arsenic from Groundwater, I. Suzuki and D. M. Sahabi

Removal of Selenium from Wastewater Using a Selenium-Reducing Bacterium, M. Ike and S. Soda

Microbial Reduction and Mobilization of Arsenic for Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil, S. Yamamura

Phytoremediation of Boron-Polluted Soil and Water, K. Mori and M. Asada

Phytoremediation of Cadmium-Contaminated Soil: Acceleration of Phytoremediation by Combination Use of Chelating Agents, K. Sei

Phytoremediation for Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals Using the Symbiosis Between Astragalus sinicus with Rhizobia, M. Yamashita

Construction of Yeast Bioadsorbent by Cell Surface Engineering, K. Kuroda and M. Ueda

Bioleaching of Metals from Solid Waste Incineration Ash, T. Ishigaki

Dissolution of Precious Metals from Waste Printed Circuit Boards by Using Bacteria, T. Takemoto

Biosorption of Uranium and/or Thorium Using Microorganism , T. Tsuruta

Characteristics of Biogenous Iron Oxide Microtubes Formed by Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria, Leptothrix ochracea, J. Takada and H. Hashimoto

Microbial Formation of Semiconductor Nano-Particles Contained Selenium or Tellurium and Metals, T. Sakaguchi

Biomachining–Micromachining of Metals by Bacteria, Y. Uno and Akira Okada

Biosensors for Toxic Heavy Metals, H. Miyasaka

Cell Surface Design for Selective Recovery of Rare Metal Ions, K. Kuroda and M. Ueda

Bioinformatics Tools for the Next Generation of Metal Biotechnology, H. Nakayama

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General