fulltext.study @t Gmail

Fungal bioleaching of metals in preservative-treated wood

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
35981 45117 2007 7 PDF Available
Title
Fungal bioleaching of metals in preservative-treated wood
Abstract

Twenty-four brown-rot and 10 white-rot fungi were screened to evaluate their applicability for detoxification of preservative-treated wood impregnated with copper and chromium (CC) salts. Brown-rot fungi generally showed higher tolerance towards copper inhibition than white-rot fungi. Additionally, brown-rot fungi were found to accumulate considerable quantities of oxalic acid (up to 44.3 mM) in liquid medium, while white-rot fungi generally accumulated only traces of this organic acid. Oxalic acid is a strong organic acid capable of complexing a variety of heavy metals. Four Antrodia vaillantii and two Poria placenta brown-rot strains that displayed both a high copper tolerance and a high oxalic acid production were selected for further study. The brown-rot fungi effectively decayed wood containing up to 4.4% CC causing corrected mass losses of up to 24.3% in 4 weeks. Fungal treatment was also found to promote extensive leaching of chromium (up to 52.4%), but only moderate leaching of copper (15.6% or less). These results indicate the potential of solid-state fermentation with copper-tolerant fungi for the remediation of preservative-treated wood. Improving the solubility of copper will be an important challenge for future research.

Keywords
Preservative-treated timber; Copper; Chromium; Brown-rot fungi; White-rot fungi; Oxalic acid; Fungal bioleaching; Copper tolerance
First Page Preview
Fungal bioleaching of metals in preservative-treated wood
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Process Biochemistry - Volume 42, Issue 5, May 2007, Pages 798–804
Authors
,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us