The Efficient and Cost-Effective Removal of Heavy Metal IONS from Water Using Nanoparticles Produced from BOTH Bacterial Biomass and Living Bacteria
- Conference: Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop
- Year: 2018
- Proceeding: Fifth International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop
- Group: Poster Session
- Time: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 5:30pm-6:30pm
Many approaches have been used to efficiently remove them from the environment. Nanotechnology has risen as one of these potential methodologies, using nanostructures to bind heavy metal ions to them. Besides, nanotechnology can be combined with living organisms is a chance to enhance the removal of metallic ions from the environment. In this research, both bacterial biomass and living bacterial were used to remove mercury, cadmium, and chromium from contaminated water, through accumulation within the biomass or a detoxification processes generating non-toxic nanomaterials, respectively.
Therefore, here we present an efficient method to remove heavy metals from water using bacterial biomass and living bacteria, with no production of toxic by-products, in a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly process.