Biosorption

Biosorption is a physiochemical process that occurs naturally in certain biomass which allows it to passively concentrate and bind contaminants onto its cellular structure. Though using biomass in environmental cleanup has been in practice for a while, scientists and engineers are hoping this phenomenon will provide an economical alternative for r...
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biosorption

<chemistry> The removal of metal ions or organic compounds from solution by microorganisms. ... The goal of biosorption may be the removal of heavy metals from industrial waste water, the purification of precious metals such as gold or silver, or the removal of pollutants from soil. ... (21 Mar 1998) ...
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