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Highly efficient bio-sorption of trivalent f-elements using wild type Rhizopus arrhizus dead fungus

  • Preetam Kishor
  • Arijit SenguptaEmail author
  • V. C. Adya
  • N. A. Salvi
Article

Abstract

Wild type Rhizopus arrhizus biomass was demonstrated as highly efficient bio-sorbent for trivalent f-elements. Both Am3+ and Eu3+ were found to follow the Fruendlich isotherm through chemi-sorption. The sorption for Am3+ was found be faster compared to Eu3+ while both proceeded via pseudo-second order reaction. EDTA was found to be effective strippant whereas up to 500 kGy, the bio-sorbent showed high radiolytic stability. Luminescence employed for probing the local environment of metal ion on sorption which revealed the presence of single adsorbed species with no inner sphere water molecules. The covalency of metal–ligand bond enhanced on complexation with the bio-sorbent.

Keywords

Bio-sorption Rhizopus arrhizus Isotherm Luminescence Kinetics 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author wish to acknowledge Dr. R. M. Kadam, Head, Actinide Spectroscopy Section and Dr. P. K. Pujari, Head, Radiochemistry Division for their constant support.

Funding

Funding was provided by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Preetam Kishor
    • 1
  • Arijit Sengupta
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. C. Adya
    • 2
  • N. A. Salvi
    • 3
  1. 1.Integrated Science Education and Research Centre, Visva-BharatiSantiniketanIndia
  2. 2.Radiochemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Bio-Organic DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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