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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Biosorption of binary mixtures of Cr(III) and Cu(II) ions by Sargassum sp
Author: Silva, E.A.
Cossich, E.S.
Tavares, C.G.
Cardozo Filho, L.
Guirardello, R.
Abstract: The adsorption of two metal ions, Cr(III) and Cu(II), in single-component and binary systems by Sargassum sp., a brown alga, was studied. Equilibrium batch sorption studies were carried out at 30ºC and pH 3.5. Kinetic tests were done for a binary mixture (chromium + copper) for a contact time of 72 hours to guarantee that equilibrium was reached. The monocomponent equilibrium data obtained were analyzed using the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. The binary equilibrium data obtained were described using four Langmuir-type and Freundlich isotherms. The F-test showed a statistically significant fit for all binary isotherm models. The parameters for isotherms of the Langmuir-type were used to determine the affinity of one metal for the biosorbent in the presence of another metal. The chromium ion showed a greater affinity for Sargassum sp. than the copper ion.
Subject: biosorption
Editor: Brazilian Society of Chemical Engineering
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-66322003000300002
Date Issue: 1-Sep-2003
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