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Title: Method for mobilization of hazardous metal ions in soils

Abstract

A microbial process is revealed for removing heavy metals such as bismuth, cadmium, lead, thorium, uranium and other transuranics from soils and sediments. The method utilizes indigenous, or isolates of indigenous, microorganisms and reducing agents, such as cysteine or sodium thioglycollate, or complexing agents such as the amino acid glycine, to effect the mobilization or release of the metals from the soil particles. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G Idaho Inc
OSTI Identifier:
87722
Patent Number(s):
5,427,247
Application Number:
PAN: 8-067,195
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 27 Jun 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SOILS; REMEDIAL ACTION; SEDIMENTS; BISMUTH; BIODEGRADATION; CADMIUM; LEAD; THORIUM; URANIUM; IN-SITU PROCESSING; REAGENTS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

Dugan, P R, and Pfister, R M. Method for mobilization of hazardous metal ions in soils. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Dugan, P R, & Pfister, R M. Method for mobilization of hazardous metal ions in soils. United States.
Dugan, P R, and Pfister, R M. Tue . "Method for mobilization of hazardous metal ions in soils". United States.
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abstractNote = {A microbial process is revealed for removing heavy metals such as bismuth, cadmium, lead, thorium, uranium and other transuranics from soils and sediments. The method utilizes indigenous, or isolates of indigenous, microorganisms and reducing agents, such as cysteine or sodium thioglycollate, or complexing agents such as the amino acid glycine, to effect the mobilization or release of the metals from the soil particles. 5 figs.},
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