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Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 11  |  Page No.: 2168 - 2172

Biosorption of Mercury (II) from Aqueous Solutions by Zygnema fanicum Algae

Gh. Shams Khoramabadi, A. Jafari and J. Hasanvand Jamshidi    

Abstract: The ability of Zygnema fanicum algal biomass to remove Hg (II) is investigated. The mercury biosorption process is studied through batch experiments at different temperatures with regard to the influence of contact time, initial mercury, shaking, concentration and pH. Batch equilibrium tests showed that at pH 8.5 the maxima of mercury absorption rate (80%) obtained. By increasing initial concentration, absorption rate increases (increases up to 7.5 mg L-1 after that it is almost constant). Time contact has a direct effect on biosorption up to 60 min after that it is almost constant or desorption occurred. Temperature has no significant effect on absorption rate.

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