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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Modelling of the pH effect on the biosorption of heavy metals by marine algae Sargassum filipendula|
da Silva, EA
|Abstract:||Modelling of the pH effect on the biosorption of heavy metals by marine algae Sargassum filipendula. In this paper the biosorption of metal ions Cu(2+), Cd(2+) and Zn(2+) in single-component system by Sargassum filipendula pre-treated with 0.5 M CaCl(2) was studied. The experiments were carried out in a batch reactor at different fixed pH (3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0) and 30 degrees C. All the equilibrium data obtained were described using two pH-dependent isotherm models, based on the Langmuir isotherm. Artificial neural networks was also used to represent the pH effect on the biosorption equilibrium. The input of the networks were the equilibrium concentration of the metal in the fluid phase and the pH. As output the concentration of the metallic specie in the biosorbent was used. The results showed that the modeling using artificial neural networks technique represented the equilibrium data much better than the conventional modeling by the pH-dependent isotherm models.|
|Editor:||Univ Estadual Maringa, Pro-reitoria Pesquisa Pos-graduacao|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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