Diffusion kinetic study of cadmium(II) biosorption by Aeromonas caviae

Chemical Technology Division, School of Chemistry, Aristotle University, GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (Impact Factor: 2.35). 07/2004; 79(7):711 - 719. DOI: 10.1002/jctb.1043
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The removal of cadmium from aqueous solution by sorption on Aeromonas caviae particles was investigated in a well-stirred batch reactor. Equilibrium and kinetic experiments were performed at various initial bulk concentrations, biomass loads and temperatures. Biosorption equilibrium was established in about 1 h and biosorption was well described by the Langmuir and Freundlich biosorption isotherms. The maximum biosorption capacity was found as 155.32 mg Cd(II) g−1 at 20 °C. The obtained sorption capacity is appreciably high for most experimental conditions; so A caviae may be considered as a suitable biosorbent for the removal of cadmium. Moreover, the sorption rate of cadmium onto A caviae particles was particularly sensitive to initial bulk concentration and solid load. A detailed analysis was conducted, examining several diffusion (external and intraparticle) kinetic models in order to identify a suitable rate expression. The results are discussed and indicate that biosorption of cadmium is a complex process that is described more correctly by more than one model. Copyright © 2004 Society of Chemical Industry

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    • "Aeromonads (a bacterial strain) have been reported for remediation of metal because they are ubiquitous in fresh and marine water and tolerant toward heavy metals [19]. In this series, Aeromonas caviae has already been used for the removal of Cr(VI) and Cd(II) [20] [21] and Aeromonas hydrophila has also been used for the removal of Cr(VI) in our laboratory [22]. The present investigation is primarily aimed to test the potential of biomass of A. hydrophila for the sorption of lead from water and to optimize the parameters affecting the sorption for its maximum removal via a 2 4 full factorial central composite response surface methodology (RSM) experimental design with the help of software MINITAB ® version 15 software [23]. "
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    • "If a number of alternative mechanisms fit the data equally well, we must recognise perhaps that the model selected can only be considered to be one of the good fit, not one that represents reality. The kinetic mechanism of metal sorption on biosorbent particles was investigated (Loukidou et al., 2004a, 2004b) putting more emphasis on samples collected at short times after the initiation of the process (where the major part of the adsorption occurs) and following the known concept of the rate controlling step, being certainly a simplifying approach. For the case of a non-porous biomass, transport of solute inside the 'particle' may be neglected, and it can be assumed that biosorption occurs mainly at the particle surface (cell wall); this idea can be effectively extended to cases of relatively large macropores where the metal ions may have a ready access to react with internal surface sites. "
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    ABSTRACT: The use of biological materials for removing metals and, possibly, recovering them from contaminated wastewaters has emerged as a potential alternative method to conventional treatment techniques. The ability of microorganisms to separate metal ions is a well-known phenomenon. Various experimental data are presented for different metals and biomass types, and are reviewed and critically commented in comparison with the literature. Dead biomass is usually obtained from fermentation wastes or by-products. Focus of this paper constitutes, among others, the kinetics of the biosorption process, being still quite ambiguous. Bioaccumulation of metals is also discussed in comparison with biosorption, the latter is more effective.
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