||Microbial Reduction of Ionic Mercury for the Removal of Mercury from Contaminated Environments.
Saouter, E. ;
Turner, R. ;
Barkay, T. ;
||Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. Office of Research and Development. ;University of West Florida, Pensacola. Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation. ;Oak Ridge National Lab., TN. Environmental Sciences Div.
Waste water treatment ;
Water pollution effects(Animals) ;
Fresh water fishes ;
Heavy metals ;
Aquatic biology ;
Reality Lake ;
In situ remediation ;
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A mercury-contaminated freshwater pond, Reality Lake (RL), was investigated in the vicinity of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Initial results indicated that active bacteria originally isolated from RL affected the speciation and concentration of mercury in flask incubations and in microcosms that simulate the cycling of mercury in the pond. Thus, treatment of such contaminated aquatic systems with active organisms may be a feasible approach to in situ mercury remediation.