In article <318p55$n2p at spruce.cic.net>, jselegea at cedar.cic.net (Jim
> I am trying to write a paper on how microorganisms can be used to remove
> heavy metals from water, sewage, soil, etc. and I'm having trouble
> finding material on it. It seems everyone out there is trying to degrade
> an organic compound. I know there has got to be microbial techniques for
> heavy metal removal/concentration.
>> Any leads would be very helpful.
>> Thanks.....jIM Selegean <jselegea at great-lakes.net>
This is the first time I've used or responded to this system, hopefully
this data will make it. I've done some work with heavy metal removal and
partitioning in soils and aquatic environments. Here is a partial list of
references I have. Good luck.
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