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Title: Biosorption of copper from aqueous solution using algal biomass
Authors: Bishnoi, Narsi R
Pant, Anju
Keywords: Biosorption
Copper (II)
Algal biomass
<i style="">Spirogyra</i>
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl.<sup>7</sup></b>: C 12 R 1:89
Abstract: Sorption experiments using the dead biomass of <i style="">Spirogyra</i> species, for copper removal were carried out to study the influence and optimization of the biosorption of Cu (II). The effect of pH (1.0 - 10.0), initial metal ion concentration (1 - 100ppm), different contact periods (30 - 180 min), varying temperature (25 – 50 ºC) and varying biomass quantities (0.5,1.0,1.5 and 2.0 g) were also examined. It was observed that <i style="">Spirogyra </i>species possessed better specific uptake capacities for Cu (II), showing approximate uptake of 34.94mg/g of biomass. <i style="">Spirogyra</i> species has shown much better sorption in the pH between 6.0 - 7.0 and at contact time of 30 min.
Description: 813-816
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.63(10) [October 2004]

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