Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Removal of Cadmium by Microorganisms in a Two-Stage Chemostat

By C. Houba and J. Remacle


A two-stage chemostat was used to study removal of cadmium by microorganisms in continuous culture. The medium was contaminated with 0.8 mg of Cd per liter. At 20°C, most of the microbial biomass formed aggregates which settled in the second stage of the chemostat. Effluent was free of bacteria. Up to 80% of the metal contained in the inlet flux was removed by the biomass, with 20% remaining in solution. At 10°C and with a shorter retention time, flocculation was poorer and metal removal by settling biomass did not exceed 35%

Topics: Applied Environmental and Public Health Microbiology
Year: 1984
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.