The presence of lead kills most bacteria making it impossible to bioremediate soil contaminated with lead. This bacterium is able t o survive and bioconcentrate lead on or in its membrane which probably allows it to survive as well as to remove lead from contaminated soils The use of a bacteria for on-site remediation of soils by accessing the soil to a bioreactor with encapsulated bacterium that can be separated later to the soils or using a membrane to immobilize the bacterium. This is a soil organism which will survive in the soil at pHs of soils (around 4). It is also very motile which will make it easier to come in contact with the lead in soils. Applications: Water bioremediation
It is very motile which will make it easier to come in contact with the lead in soils.