Heavy Metals in the Environment: Microorganisms and Bioremediation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Heavy Metals in the Environment

Microorganisms and Bioremediation, 1st Edition

Edited by Edgardo R. Donati

CRC Press

324 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 56 B/W Illus.

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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


Microbial Communities and the Interaction with Heavy Metals and Metalloids; Impact and Adaptation

María Alejandra Lima, María Sofía Urbieta and Edgardo R. Donati

Mechanisms of Bacterial Heavy Metal Resistance and Homeostasis: An Overview

Pallavee Srivastava and Meenal Kowshik

Microbial Metalloproteins-Based Responses in the Development of Biosensors for the Monitoring of Metal Pollutants in the Environment

Elvis Fosso-Kankeu

Exploration and Intervention of Geologically Ancient Microbial Adaptation in the Contemporary Environmental Arsenic Bioremediation

T. Paul and S.K. Mukherjee


Bioaccumulation and Biosorption of Heavy Metals

Ana Belén Segretín, Josefina Plaza Cazón and Edgardo R. Donati

Heavy Metal Bioprecipitation. Use of Sulfate-Reducing Microorganisms

Graciana Willis and Edgardo R. Donati

Bioleaching Strategies Applied to Sediments Contaminated with Metals. Current Knowledge and Biotechnological Potential for Remediation of Dredged Materials

Viviana Fonti, Antonio Dell’Anno and Francesca Beolchini

Innovative Biomining: Metal Recovery from Valuable Residues

Camila Castro and Edgardo R. Donati

The Challeges of Remediating Metals Using Phytotechnologies

Sabrina G. Ibañez, Ana L. Wevar Oller, Cintia E. Paisio, Lucas G. Sosa Alderete, Paola S. González, María I. Medina and Elizabeth Agostini



Bioremediation of Arsenic using Bioflocculants and Microorganisms

K. A. Natarajan

Bioremediation: A Powerful Technique for Cadmium Removal from the Environment

Abhishek Mukherjee

Process Oriented Characterization in Bioleaching Co–Cu Minerals

Guy Nkulu and Stoyan Gaydardzhiev

Lead Resistant Mechanisms in Bacteria and Co-Selection to other Metals and Antiobiotics: A Review

Milind Mohan Naik, Lakshangy S. Charya and Pranaya Naik

Mercury Toxicity: The Importance of Microbial Diversity for Improved Environmental Remediation

Mohammed H. Abu-Dieyeh, Haya Alduroobi, Kamal Usman and Mohammad Al-Ghouti



Potential Application of an Indigenous Actinobacterium to Remove Heavy Metal from Sugarcane Vinasse

Verónica L. Colin, Macarena María Rulli, Luciana Melisa Del Gobbo and María Julia del Rosario Amoroso

Bioremediation of Polluted Soils in Uranium Deposits

Stoyan Groudev, Plamen Georgiev, Irena Spasova and Marina Nicolova

Macrophyte Role and Metal Removal in Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Effluents from Metallurgical Industries

María Alejandra Maine, Hernán R. Hadad, Gisela A. Di Luca, María de las Mercedes Mufarrege, and Gabriela C. Sánchez

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science