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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 173819, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/173819
Research Article

Behavior and Distribution of Heavy Metals Including Rare Earth Elements, Thorium, and Uranium in Sludge from Industry Water Treatment Plant and Recovery Method of Metals by Biosurfactants Application

1Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Niigata 950-2181, Japan
2Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University, Niigata 950-2181, Japan

Received 21 November 2011; Accepted 29 February 2012

Academic Editor: Virtudes Moreno

Copyright © 2012 Lidi Gao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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