Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
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Vol. 10 No. 3, Issue of August 15, 2007
 


Table 3. Comparison of Pb(II) biosorption capacities for conventional and biological sorbent materials.


Sorbent material

Q0
(mmol g-1)

Reference

Australian natural zeolite

0.08

Matheickal and Yu, 1996a

Powder activated carbon

0.10

Matheickal and Yu, 1996b

Granulated activated carbon, F- 400

0.15

Muraleedharan et al. 1995

Rhizopus arrhizus

0.50

Volesky, 1990

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

0.33

Chang et al. 1997

Ecklonia radiata

1.26

Matheickal and Yu, 1999

Durvillaeapotatorum

1.55

Matheickal and Yu, 1999

Sargassumfilipendula

1.35

Present work


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