Chemistry Journal of Moldova

MERCURY ADSORPTION BY ARTHOBACTER GLOBIFORMIS AND SPIRULINA PLATENSIS

Author(s):

T. L. Kalabegishvili, I. Murusidze, D. T. Pataraya, E. Ginturi, M. V. Frontasyeva, E. I. Kirkesali, Gh. Duca, I. Zinicovscaia


Field: Ecological chemistry
Type: Review
Issue: 2011 Volume 6, no.1
Pages: 6-9
Keywords:

Langmuir-Freundlich model, Arthrobacter globiformis, Spirulina platensis, biosorption, mercury, neutron activation analysis.


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DOI:
dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2011.06(1).01

Graphical Abstract:
 The increasing contamination of soil, sediment, and water with heavy metals by natural and industrial processes is a worldwide problem. Many bacteria and microalgae have demonstrated ability to absorb toxic elements. To study mercury biosorption by bacteria Arthrobacter globiformis and microalga Spirulina platensis neutron activation analysis (NAA) was applied. The process of mercury biosorption by these media was described by Freundlich and Langmuir-Freundlich Model. Both microorganisms showed a great potential to be used as biosorbing agents for mercury removal from the environment.

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