Table 5: Biosorption capacities of Streptomyces spp. Q = capacity
Source or form, pretreatment Metal Q [mg/g] pH T [˚C] Ref.
Str. rimosus, NaOH-treated Zn2+ 80 7.5 20 [84]
Str. rimosus, ferm. waste, NaOH-treated Pb2+ 135 (opt. 2-12) - [83]
Str. rimosus, ferm. waste, NaOH-treated Fe3+ 122 10 (opt.) - [53]
Str. rimosus, ferm. waste, NaOH-treated Cd2+ 63.3 8 (opt.) - [85]
Str. rimosus, ferm. waste, NaOH-treated Ni2+ 32.6 8 (opt.) - [86]
Str. coelicolorA3(2), dried Cu2+ 48.4 5 (opt.) 25 (opt.) [81]
Ni2+ 18.8 8 (opt.) 25 (opt.)  
Str. rimosus, ferm. waste, NaOH-treated Cu2+ 30.5 6 (opt. 6-10) 25 [60]
Zn2+ 29.6 6 (opt. 6-10) 25  
Cr6+ 29 6 (opt. 6-10) 25