Some aspects of heavy metals contamination remediation and role of biosurfactants

L.A. Sarubbo, R.B. Rocha, J.M. Luna, R.D. Rufino, V.A. Santos, Ibrahim Banat

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Abstract

Contamination by heavy metals is the result of different industrial activities. The presence of heavy metals in soil and water causes serious problems, as these materials are not biodegradable and do contaminate both biological systems and the subsoil. Biological surface-active compounds otherwise known as biosurfactants in general and rhamnolipids biosurfactants in particular have been successfully employed in the remediation of environments contaminated with heavy metal ions. The aim of the present review is to highlight potential applications of these tensioactive compounds for use in environmental heavy metals removal and bioremediation and processes involved.
LanguageEnglish
Pages707-723
JournalChemistry and Ecology
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Heavy Metals
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Bioremediation
Biological systems
Heavy ions
Metal ions
Soils
Water

Keywords

  • biosurfactants
  • heavy metals
  • remediation

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Sarubbo, L. A., Rocha, R. B., Luna, J. M., Rufino, R. D., Santos, V. A., & Banat, I. (2015). Some aspects of heavy metals contamination remediation and role of biosurfactants. Chemistry and Ecology, 31, 707-723.
Sarubbo, L.A. ; Rocha, R.B. ; Luna, J.M. ; Rufino, R.D. ; Santos, V.A. ; Banat, Ibrahim. / Some aspects of heavy metals contamination remediation and role of biosurfactants. In: Chemistry and Ecology. 2015 ; Vol. 31. pp. 707-723.
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In: Chemistry and Ecology, Vol. 31, 2015, p. 707-723.

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