Author(s): Arica MY, Bayramolu G
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Abstract The capacities and mechanisms of native and treated white-rot fungus "Lentinus sajur-caju" biomass preparations in removing of textile dye (i.e. Reactive Red-120) from aqueous solution was investigated with different parameters, such as adsorbent dosage, pH, temperature and ionic strength. In the batch system, the maximum dye uptake on all the tested fungal biomass preparations was observed at pH 3.0, and the dye uptake capacities of the biosorbents (at 800 mg/l dye concentration) were found to be 117.8, 182.9, 138.6 and 57.2mg/g for native and heat-, acid- and base-treated dry fungal preparations, respectively. The uptake capacities order of the fungal preparations for the dye were found as heat-treated>acid-treated>native>base-treated. The Langmuir, Freundlih and Temkin adsorption models were used for the mathematical description of the biosorption equilibrium. The Freundlich and Temkin models were able to describe the biosorption equilibrium of Reactive Red-120 on the fungal biomass preparations. The dye biosorption on the fungal biomass preparations followed second-order kinetic model and equation.
This article was published in J Hazard Mater
and referenced in Biochemistry & Physiology: Open Access