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.
Table of Contents
Interaction metal(oid)s-microorganisms. Microbial Communities and the Interaction with Heavy Metals and Metalloids; Impact and Adaptation. Mechanisms of Bacterial Heavy Metal Resistance and Homeostasis: An Overview. Microbial Metalloproteins-Based Responses in the Development of Biosensors for the Monitoring of Metal Pollutants in the Environment. Exploration and Intervention of Geologically Ancient Microbial Adaptation in the Contemporary Environmental Arsenic Bioremediation. Strategies of Bioremediation. Bioaccumulation and Biosorption of Heavy Metals. Heavy Metal Bioprecipitation. Use of Sulfate-Reducing Microorganisms. Bioleaching Strategies Applied to Sediments Contaminated with Metals: Current Knowledge and Biotechnological Potential for Remediation of Dredged Materials. Innovative Biomining: Metal Recovery from Valuable Residues. The Challenges of Remediating Metals Using Phytotechnologies. Bioremediation of Relevant Metal(loid)s. Bioremediation of Arsenic using Bioflocculants and Microorganisms. Bioremediation: A Powerful Technique for Cadmium Removal from the Environment. Process Oriented Characterization in Bioleaching Co–Cu Minerals. Lead Resistant Mechanisms in Bacteria and Co-Selection to other Metals and Antiobiotics: A Review. Mercury Toxicity: The Importance of Microbial Diversity for Improved Environmental Remediation. Field Applications. Potential Application of an Indigenous Actinobacterium to Remove Heavy Metal from Sugarcane Vinasse. Bioremediation of Polluted Soils in Uranium Deposits. Macrophyte Role and Metal Removal in Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Effluents from Metallurgical Industries.
Donati Edgardo is a full time Professor at National University of La Plata, Principal Researcher from CONICET, and the Head of CINDEFI (Institute of Applied Biotechnology belonging to CONICET and UNLP). He has a PhD in Chemistry from National University of La Plata. His areas of expertise are biomining, bioremediation, prokaryotic extremophiles in geothermal and mining zones.
He has been the Coordinator of Environmental Technology Council (ANPCYT) for 5 years and he has participated as an expert in many scientific commisions. He has published more than 100 papers in biotechnology, 40 papers in science education, 6 books, more than 30 chapters in different books, and presented more than 200 communications at international and national conferences. He has supervised several PhD, master, and degree theses. He has been invited for numerous lectures at conferences in different countries and has been the scientific leader for several national and international projects. He is an associate editor for various international journals, has participated in international evaluation of projects and theses, and has reviewed manuscripts for several international scientific journals.