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Metal Uptake from Complex Industrial Effluent by Cyanobacteria Arthrospira platensis

  • Inga Zinicovscaia
  • Liliana Cepoi
  • Igor Povar
  • Tatiana Chiriac
  • Elena Rodlovskaya
  • Otilia Ana Culicov
Article

Abstract

The time-dependent uptake of metal ions (Al, Cr, Fe, Zn, Sr, and Ba) by cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis from the complex industrial effluents of an engineering company (electroplating units of the Tactical Missiles Corporation, Dubna, Russia) was investigated. The preference of spirulina biomass for metal ions was observed as follows: Ba >Fe > Sr > Al > Zn > Cr. According to neutron activation analysis data, the degree of metal retention increased rapidly in the first 5–15 min of the reaction but remained the same or slightly decreased after this period. The efficiency of metal removal varied from 37% for chromium to 100% for barium. The thermodynamic analysis of wastewater chemical composition was performed in order to determine the speciation of heavy metals. Ion exchange, precipitation, and metal ion interaction with functional groups of the cyanobacteria cell wall were defined as the main mechanisms of metal ion removal.

Keywords

Biosorption Metals Neutron activation analysis FT-IR spectroscopy Arthrospira platensis 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank M. Rusu for IR-spectra measurement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear EngineeringBucharest-MagureleRomania
  3. 3.The Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of MoldovaChisinauRepublic of Moldova
  4. 4.Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of the Academy of Science of MoldovaChisinauRepublic of Moldova
  5. 5.A.N.Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  6. 6.National R&D Institute for Electrical Engineering ICPE-CABucharestRomania

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