Author(s): Ziagova M, Dimitriadis G, Aslanidou D, Papaioannou X, Litopoulou Tzannetaki E,
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Abstract Biosorption of Cd(II) and Cr(VI) ions in single solutions using Staphylococcus xylosus and Pseudomonas sp., and their selectivity in binary mixtures was investigated. Langmuir and Freundlich models were applied to describe metal biosorption and the influence of pH, biomass concentration and contact time was determined. Maximum uptake capacity of cadmium was estimated to 250 and 278 mg g(-1), whereas that of chromium to 143 and 95 mg g(-1) for S. xylosus and Pseudomonas sp., respectively. In binary mixtures with Cd(II) ions as the dominant species, there is a profound selectivity for cadmium biosorption, reaching 96\% and 89\% for Pseudomonas sp. and S. xylosus, respectively, at 10 mg l(-1) Cd(II) and 5 mg l(-1) Cr(VI). Interesting, when chromium (VI) ions are the dominant species, there is selectivity towards chromium around 92\% with S. xylosus only.
This article was published in Bioresour Technol
and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation