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ORIGINAL PAPERS Biosorption of U, La, Pr, Nd, Eu and Dy by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
, Iyengar L, Venkobachar C
Published in Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Volume: 25
Issue: 1
Pages: 1 - 7

Kinetic studies with Pseudomonas aeruginosa using actinides and lanthanides indicated a two-phase metal uptake. Equilibrium uptake data of all the metals studied could be fitted to Langmuir as well as Freundlich models. The Scatchard plots showed that there were mainly two types of receptor sites on the cell walls of P. aeruginosa having different affinities for the metal ions. EDAX studies revealed replacement of calcium and magnesium ions from biomass by sorbed metal. Around 85% of the adsorbed metal could be released using citrate buffer (pH 4.0, 0.2 M). Metal desorption was as high as 95% with HCl. Continuous flow studies using P. aeruginosa immobilized on activated alumina gave 80% enhancement of lanthanum removal efficiency compared to the control column. Regeneration of the column resulted in 80% of its initial capacity in succeeding cycles. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (2000) 25, 1–7.

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