Authors: Xiangliang Pan, Jianlong Wang, Daoyong Zhang
Addresses: Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumuqi 830011, PR China; State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang 550002, PR China. ' Laboratory of Environmental Technology, INET, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China. ' Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumuqi 830011, PR China; State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang 550002, PR China
Abstract: Cobalt biosorption by Pleurotus ostreatus immobilised in calcium alginate has been studied. The experimental results showed that immobilised Pleurotus ostreatus were effective for removing Co(II) from aqueous solution. Co(II) biosorption equilibrium was approached within 120 min. Pseudo second-order kinetic equation was applicable to all the sorption data over the entire time range. Intra-particle diffusion was not the only rate-limiting step. The biosorption data conformed better to Langmuir Isotherm Model than Freundlich Isotherm Model. The maximum adsorption capacity (qm) onto Pleurotus ostreatus immobilised in calcium alginate was 13.5 mg/g for Co(II). The FT–IR analysis showed that the mechanism involved in biosorption of Co(II) by Pleurotus ostreatus was mainly attributed to binding of amide I group.
Keywords: cobalt biosorption; immobilisation; kinetics; mechanism; Pleurotus ostreatus; calcium alginate; adsorption capacity.
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2009 Vol.37 No.2/3, pp.289 - 298
Published online: 13 May 2009 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article