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Chapter 5.2.3 : Microbial Uses in the Remediation of Metal-Impacted Soils

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Metal(loid)-impacted soils represent one of the more difficult environmental systems to remediate. Physicochemical heterogeneities combined with varying environmental conditions challenge both abiotic and biotic mitigation efforts. Yet, metal toxicities within soil systems are a growing concern that due to the recalcitrance of metals and metalloids will continue to persist. With renewed efforts, microbial-based technologies are being examined in the identification, prevention and remediation of metal-impacted soils, resulting in a re-emergence of old technologies with new perspectives and novel microbial uses. This chapter summarizes some of these efforts and provides a look into the future of microbial-based soil remediation.

Citation: Roane T, Lantz M. 2016. Microbial Uses in the Remediation of Metal-Impacted Soils, p 5.2.3-1-5.2.3-10. In Yates M, Nakatsu C, Miller R, Pillai S (ed), Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818821.ch5.2.3
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TABLE 1

Summary of microbial resistance mechanisms and impact on metal bioavailability and mobility for soil remediation purposes

Citation: Roane T, Lantz M. 2016. Microbial Uses in the Remediation of Metal-Impacted Soils, p 5.2.3-1-5.2.3-10. In Yates M, Nakatsu C, Miller R, Pillai S (ed), Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818821.ch5.2.3
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TABLE 2

Microbial applications in soil metal remediation and the resulting impact on metal mobility

Citation: Roane T, Lantz M. 2016. Microbial Uses in the Remediation of Metal-Impacted Soils, p 5.2.3-1-5.2.3-10. In Yates M, Nakatsu C, Miller R, Pillai S (ed), Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818821.ch5.2.3

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