Biosorption of cadmium(II), lead(II) and copper(II) with the filamentous fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Say R., Denizli A., Arica M.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.76, no.1, pp.67-70, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0960-8524(00)00071-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-70
  • Keywords: cadmium(II), lead(II), copper(II), heavy metals, fungal biomass, biosorption, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, ASPERGILLUS-NIGER, HEAVY-METALS, REMOVAL, MERCURY, ACCUMULATION, BIOMASS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


The biosorption from artificial wastewaters of heavy metals (Cd(II), Pb(II) and Cu(II)) onto the dry fungal biomass of Phanerochaete chryosporium was studied in the concentration range of 5-500 mg 1(-1). The maximum absorption of different heavy metal ions on the fungal biomass was obtained at pH 6.0 and the biosorption equilibrium was established after about 6 h. The experimental biosorption data for Cd(II), Pb(II) and Cu(II) ions were in good agreement with those calculated by the Langmuir model. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.