Superfund Research Program
Chemical Mapping of Chromate Uptake, Localization, and Reduction in Remediating Bacteria
Project Leader: Joseph MK Irudayaraj
Grant Number: R01ES017066
Funding Period: 2009-2011
- 196 - Nanoparticles Enhance Imaging of Intracellular Bioreduction of Chromate -- Irudayaraj
Release Date: 04/06/2011
Researchers send tiny gold balls into bacterial cells on a mission to reveal how the cells process Chromium (VI). The bacteria's ability to transform this harmful metal to a less toxic form could make it an important ally in cleaning up Superfund sites.