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Continuous radionuclide recovery from wastewater using magnetotatic bacteria

Bahaj, A.S., James, P.A.B. and Moeschler, F.D. (1998) Continuous radionuclide recovery from wastewater using magnetotatic bacteria Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 184, (2), pp. 241-244. (doi:10.1016/S0304-8853(97)01130-X).

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Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) can be magnetically removed and harvested from samples collected from ponds and streams. This is achieved by placing a permanent magnet at the sediment/water interface of a sample container. The bacteria swim along field lines, accumulating at regions close to the pole of the magnet. This is the basic principle of Orientation Magnetic Separation (OMS), where the applied magnetic field is utilised to orientate the bacteria to swim in a specific direction. This paper describes the use of MTB for bioaccumulation and radionucleide removal from wastewater using an OMS system.

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Published date: 23 April 1998
Keywords: magnetotactic bacteria, biomagnetism, magnetic separation, magnetite


Local EPrints ID: 74661
ISSN: 0304-8853
PURE UUID: 9f98eef0-4f4a-49df-8730-40e0ebd10e9f
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:45

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