Multi-component biosorption of lead, copper and zinc ions on R-arrhizus

Sag Y., Kaya A., Kutsal T.

13th International Symposium on Biohydrometallurgy (IBS 99), Madrid, Spain, 20 - 23 June 1999, vol.9, pp.399-408 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1572-4409(99)80130-8
  • City: Madrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-408
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The biosorption of three divalent metal ions-namely lead(II), copper(II) and zinc(II)- on R. arrhizus has been studied for three single-component, three binary and one ternary systems. The ability of the fungal biomass to bind three metal simultaneously is shown as a function of the number of metals competing for binding sites, metal combination and levels of metal concentration. The mono and multi-component sorption phenomena have been expressed by the non competitive and competitive Freundlich adsorption models developed for optimum adsorption conditions.