Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 23, Issue 21, pp 21619–21630

Sorption of zinc onto elemental selenium nanoparticles immobilized in Phanerochaete chrysosporium pellets

  • Erika J. Espinosa-Ortiz
  • Manisha Shakya
  • Rohan Jain
  • Eldon R. Rene
  • Eric D. van Hullebusch
  • Piet N. L. Lens
Research Article

Abstract

The use of a novel hybrid biosorbent, elemental selenium nanoparticles (nSe0) immobilized in pellets of Phanerochaete chrysosporium, to remove Zn from aqueous solutions was investigated. Fungal pellets containing nSe0 (nSe0-pellets) showed to be better biosorbents as they removed more Zn (88.1 ± 5.3 %) compared to Se-free fungal pellets (56.2 ± 2.8 %) at pH 4.5 and an initial Zn concentration of 10 mg L−1. The enhanced sorption capacity of nSe0-pellets was attributed to a higher concentration of sorption sites resulting in a more negative surface charge density, as determined by analysis of the potentiometric titration data. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis of fungal pellets prior to and after being loaded with Zn showed the functional groups, including hydroxyl and carboxyl groups, involved in the sorption process. The experimental data indicated that the sorption rate of the nSe0-pellets fitted well to the pseudo-second order kinetic model (R2 = 0.99), and the sorption isotherm was best represented by the Sips model (Langmuir-Freundlich) with heterogeneous factor n = 1 (R2 = 0.99), which is equivalent to the Langmuir model. Operational advantages of fungal pelleted reactors and the Zn removal efficiencies achieved by nSe0-pellets under mild acidic conditions make nSe0-pellet based bioreactors an efficient biosorption process.

Keywords

Zinc biosorption Fungal pellets Selenium nanoparticles Phanerochaete chrysosporium Hybrid biosorbent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika J. Espinosa-Ortiz
    • 1
  • Manisha Shakya
    • 1
  • Rohan Jain
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eldon R. Rene
    • 1
  • Eric D. van Hullebusch
    • 3
  • Piet N. L. Lens
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Engineering and Water TechnologyUNESCO-IHE Institute for Water EducationDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BioengineeringTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  3. 3.Laboratoire Géomatériaux et Environnement (EA 4508), UPEMUniversité Paris-EstMarne-la-ValléeFrance

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