Handbook of Metal Biotechnology - Applications for Environmental Conservation and Sustainability
by Satoshi Soda (Osaka University, Japan), Michihiko Ike (Osaka University, Japan), Mitsuo Yamashita (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan)
Hardback 263 pages 2011-09-30 Print ISBN: 9789814267984 eBook ISBN: 9789814267991 DOI: 10.4032/9789814267991
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"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
Metal elements refined from underground resources remain finite and may suffer depletion, presenting the society with a serious problem. Although metal elements must be recycled to assure their continued use, complete recycling is practically difficult or impossible because of the high cost. Another problem is the environmental contamination by metallic compounds released into water bodies, the atmosphere, and soil. They might engender serious health hazards and exert harmful effects on the ecological system and human beings. Today, rather exotic metals are slated to be listed as environmental pollutants in addition to well-known toxic heavy metals. This book proposes the development of “metal biotechnology” to cope appropriately with the above-mentioned difficulties. Metal biotechnology is defined as biological technology that utilizes the reactions of various metals in metabolism and also chemical binding by living organisms and biomolecules. Metal biotechnology is a key technology that is useful for solving a problem that no physicochemical process can resolve or which no such process can resolve easily.
This book introduces various fields of metal biotechnology, emphasizing applications for the fields of environment conservation and resource recycling. The topics discussed in this book 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.
|1||Chapter 1: Microbial Manganese(II) Oxidation: A Potential Tool for Treatment of Metal-Contaminated Waters|
Naoyuki Miyata and Yukinori Tani
|11||Chapter 2: Biological Treatment for Removal of Iron, Manganese, and Arsenic from Groundwater|
Ichiro Suzuki and Danladi Mahuta Sahabi
|27||Chapter 3: Removal of Selenium fromWastewater Using a Selenium-Reducing Bacterium|
Michihiko Ike and Satoshi Soda
|39||Chapter 4: Microbial Reduction and Mobilization of Arsenic for Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil|
|53||Chapter 5: Phytoremediation of Boron Polluted Soil and Water|
Kazuhiro Mori and Motoyuki Asada
|61||Chapter 6: Phytoremediation of Cadmium Contaminated Soil: Acceleration of Phytoremediation by Combination Use of Chelating Agents|
|73||Chapter 7: Phytoremediation for Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals Using the Symbiosis Between Astragalus Sinicus with Rhizobia|
|89||Chapter 8: Construction of Yeast Bioadsorbent by Cell Surface Engineering|
Kouichi Kuroda and Mitsuyoshi Ueda
|101||Chapter 9: Bioleaching of Metals from SolidWaste Incineration Ash|
|111||Chapter 10: Dissolution of Precious Metals fromWaste Printed Circuit Boards by Using Bacteria|
|125||Chapter 11: Biosorption of Uranium and/or Thorium Using Microorganism|
|139||Chapter 12: Characteristics of Biogenous Iron Oxide Microtubes Formed by Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria, Leptothrix Ochracea|
Jun Takada and Hideki Hashimoto
|149||Chapter 13: Microbial Formation of Semiconductor Nano-Particles Contained Selenium or Tellurium and Metals|
|167||Chapter 14: Biomachining–Micromachining of Metals by Bacteria|
Yoshiyuki Uno and Akira Okada
|179||Chapter 15: Biosensors for Toxic Heavy Metals|
Kazumasa Hirata and Hitoshi Miyasaka
|195||Chapter 16: Cell Surface Design for Selective Recovery of Rare Metal Ions|
Kouichi Kuroda and Mitsuyoshi Ueda
|207||Chapter 17: Bioinformatics Tools for the Next Generation of Metal Biotechnology|
Researchers in biotechnology, chemistry and material science.
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