Metal uptake by algae

K. Jahan, P. Mosto, C. Mattson, E. Frey, L. Derchak

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The use of algae to accumulate trace metals by biosorption and bioaccumulation was investigated. It was observed that the high percentages of metal could be removed by two common species of algae such as scenedesmus abundans and chorella vulgaris. It was also observed that the algae cells were impacted due to the presence of both metals as evidenced by clumping or loss of cell clusters. It was found that the algae uptake of metals was a viable method of pretreatment of metal contaminated wastewater.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWaste Management and the Environment II
EditorsV. Popov, H. Itoh, C.A. Brebbia, A. Kungolos
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventSecond International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Sep 29 2004Oct 1 2004

Publication series

NameWaste Management and the Environment II


OtherSecond International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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