Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 599–603

Chromium and aluminum biosorption on Chryseomonas luteola TEM05

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00253-003-1479-0

Cite this article as:
Ozdemir, G. & Baysal, S.H. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2004) 64: 599. doi:10.1007/s00253-003-1479-0


Cr(VI) and Al(III) are environmental pollutants that are frequently encountered together in industrial wastewaters, e.g., from mining iron-steel, metal cleaning, plating, metal processing, automobile parts, and the manufacturing and dye industries. In this work, several variables that affect the capacity for chromium and aluminum biosorption by Chryseomonas luteola TEM05 were studied, particularly the effects of pH, metal concentration and contact time. Optimum adsorption pH values of Cr(VI) and Al(III) were determined as 4.0 and 5.0, respectively. The biosorption equilibrium was described by Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms. The value of Qo appears to be significantly higher for the Al(III) C. luteola TEM05 system. Langmuir parameters of C. luteola TEM05 also indicated a maximum adsorption capacity of 55.2 mg g−1 for Al(III) and 3.0 mg g−1 for Cr(VI).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biology Department, Faculty of ScienceEge UniversityBornova/IzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Biochemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceEge UniversityBornova/IzmirTurkey

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