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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 13, No. 5, 2010
Bioline Code: ej10048
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 13, No. 5, 2010

 en Effects of biosorption parameter: kinetics, isotherm and thermodynamics for Ni(II) biosorption from aqueous solution by Circinella check for this species in other resources sp.
Alpat, Senol; Alpat, Sibel Kilinç; Çadirci, Bilge Hilal; Özbayrak, Özge & Yasa, Ihsan


Circinella check for this species in other resources sp. was employed as a biosorbent for removal of Ni(II) from aqueous solution. The biosorption kinetics and isotherms were investigated. The effect of several parameters, such as biosorbent dosage, contact time, initial concentration, pH and temperature, on biosorption process was evaluated. The kinetic studies indicated that the biosorption followed pseudo-second order kinetic model. Biosorption behaviour of Ni(II) on Circinella sp. was expressed by both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. The equilibrium data fit better to the Langmuir model compared to the Freundlich model in concentration range studied (1.0-3.0 mM). The thermodynamic parameters (ΔG0, ΔH0 and ΔS0) were also determined, and it was found that the Ni(II) biosorption by Circinella sp. was spontaneous and endothermic in nature.

biosorption, Circinella sp., equilibrium, kinetic, nickel.

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