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Biosorption of metals using nonliving biomass - A review

Modak, JM and Natarajan, KA (1995) Biosorption of metals using nonliving biomass - A review. In: Minerals And Metallurgical Processing, 12 (4). pp. 189-196.

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A review of published literature on the biosorption of metals using nonliving biomass is presented. Factors such as pH, temperature, initial metal concentration, biomass loaning, the presence of co-ions and the pretreatment of biomass influence the metal uptake by biomass. Although few generalizations are possible, unified theor ies regarding the mechanism of uptake are not available. Therefore, the above aspects of metal biosorption have to be defined individually for each biomass and metal-ion pair.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Minerals And Metallurgical Processing
Publisher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Society For Mining Metallurgy And Exploration .
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2010 07:28
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2010 07:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/19217

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