New paper published in Chemosphere by the Sunna group

An innovative approach to bioremediation of mercury contaminated soils from industrial mining operations


• A bulk natural substrate, zeolite, was bio-functionalised with encapsulated P. veronii.
• This remained viable and functional after long term storage.
• Bio-functionalised zeolite increased GEM flux by 104.
• A concomitant reduction in GOM emissions was also observed.
• Bio-functionalised zeolite shows potential for remediation of mercury-contaminated sites.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s