Advertisement

Biotechnological remediation of arsenate from aqueous solution using a novel bacterial strain: Isotherm, kinetics and thermodynamic studies

  • Arezoo Dadrasnia
  • Mohammed Maikudi Usman
  • Zaed Abutawila
  • Rahmat Omar
  • Salmah IsmailEmail author
  • Rosazlin Abdullah
Research Article
  • 8 Downloads

Abstract

Arsenic is a global environmental contaminant that imposes a big health threat which requires an immediate attention to clean-up the contaminated areas. This study examined the biosorption ability of a novel Bacillus strain for the removal of arsenate (pentavalent arsenic) from aqueous solution. The optimum biosorption condition was studied as a function of biomass dosage, contact time and pH. Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R), Freundlich, and Langmuir models were applied in describing the biosorption isotherm. The maximal biosorption capacity (92%) was obtained at 25 °C, biomass concentration 2000 mg/L at pH value of 4 and contact period of 50 min. Strain 139SI act as an admirable host to the arsenate. Thermodynamic assessment (ΔG0, ΔH0, and ΔS0) also suggested the chemisorption and feasible process of As(V) biosorption. The reuse study illustrated the highest recovery of 93% using 1 M HCl, and a decrease of 25% in recovery of As(V) ions after 10 times desorption process.

Keywords

Arsenate Bacillus salmalaya strain 139SI Biodegradation Water pollution 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are very grateful to the chief editor and the reviewers of this article for their valuable contribution. The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Agro Premier Biotech Sdn Bhd and University of Malaya Research Program (UMRP) with grant number of RP023A-14AFR.

Compliance with ethical standards

Ethics approval and consent to participate

Not applicable.

Consent for publication

Not applicable.

Conflict of interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

References

  1. 1.
    Ayangbenro AS, Babalola OO. A new strategy for heavy metal polluted environments: a review of microbial biosorbents. Int J Env Res Public Health. 2017;14(1):94.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14010094.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Jaishankar M, Tseten T, Anbalagan N, Mathew BB, Beeregowda KN. Toxicity, mechanism and health effects of some heavy metals. Inter Toxico. 2014;7(2):60–72.  https://doi.org/10.2478/intox-2014-0009.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Tchounwou PB, Yedjou CG, Patlolla AK, Sutton DJ. Heavy metal toxicity and the environment. Experientia supplementum Exp Suppl. 2012;101:133–64.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8340-4_6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Azlan A, Khoo HE, Idris MA, Ismail A, Razman MR. Evaluation of minerals content of drinking water in Malaysia. The Sci World J. 2012;2012:10–0.  https://doi.org/10.1100/2012/403574.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ong GH, Yap CK, Maziah M, Suhaimi H, Tan SG. An investigation of arsenic contamination in peninsular Malaysia based on Centella asiatica and soil samples. Environ Monit Assess. 2013;185(4):3243–54.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-012-2787-6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Shah A. Water, fish contain high level of arsenic. New Straits Times, Pahang. 2015. Accessed 22nd April 2017.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Kato M, Onuma S, Kato Y, Thang ND, Yajima I, Hoque MZ, et al. Toxic elements in well water from Malaysia. Toxic Environ Chem. 2010;92(9):1609–12.  https://doi.org/10.1080/02772241003707454.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Panagiotaras D, Nikolopoulos D. Arsenic occurrence and fate in the environment; a geochemical perspective. J Earth Sci Clim Chan. 2015;6(4):269.  https://doi.org/10.4172/2157-7617.1000269.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Banerjee A, Sarkar P, Banerjee S. Application of statistical design of experiments for optimization of as(V) biosorption by immobilized bacterial biomass. Eco Eng. 2016;86:13–23.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Nicomel NR, Leus K, Folens K, Van Der Voort P, Du Laing G. Technologies for Arsenic Removal from water: current status and future perspectives. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016;13(1):62.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13010062.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Balasubramanian N, Kojima T, Basha CA, Srinivasakannan C. Removal of arsenic from aqueous solution using electrocoagulation. J Hazar Mat. 2009;167(1–3):966–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Yao S, Liu Z, Shi Z. Arsenic removal from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto iron oxide/activated carbon magnetic composite. J Environ Health Sci Eng. 2014;12(1):58.  https://doi.org/10.1186/2052-336x-12-58.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    An B, Steinwinder TR, Zhao D. Selective removal of arsenate from drinking water using a polymeric ligand exchanger. Water Res. 2005;39(20):4993–5004.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2005.10.014.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Giri AK, Patel RK, Mahapatra SS, Mishra PC. Biosorption of arsenic (III) from aqueous solution by living cells of Bacillus cereus. Environ Sci Poll Res. 2013;20(3):1281–91.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-012-1249-6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Niggemyer A, Spring S, Stackebrandt E, Rosenzweig RF. Isolation and characterization of a novel as(V)-reducing bacterium: implications for arsenic mobilization and the genus Desulfitobacterium. Appl Environ Micro. 2001;67(12):5568–80.  https://doi.org/10.1128/aem.67.12.5568-5580.2001.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Ismail S, Dadrasnia A. Biotechnological potential of Bacillus salmalaya 139SI: a novel strain for remediating water polluted with crude oil waste. PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0120931.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0120931.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Dadrasnia A, Chuan Wei K, Shahsavari N, Azirun M, Ismail S. Biosorption potential of Bacillus salmalaya strain 139SI for removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12(12):14985.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Dadrasnia A, Usman MM, Wei KSC, Velappan RD, Jamali H, Mohebali N, et al. Native soil bacterial isolate in Malaysia exhibit promising supplements on degrading organic pollutants. Proc Saf Environ Prot. 2016;100:264–71.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2016.02.001.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Kaushik P, Rawat N, Mathur M, Raghuvanshi P, Bhatnagar P, Swarnkar H, et al. Arsenic hyper-tolerance in four microbacterium species isolated from soil contaminated with textile effluent. Toxico Int. 2012;19(2):188–94.  https://doi.org/10.4103/0971-6580.97221.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Yan L, Yin H, Zhang S, Leng F, Nan W, Li H. Biosorption of inorganic and organic arsenic from aqueous solution by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans BY-3. J Hazard Mat. 2010;178(1–3):209–17.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.01.065.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Hansen HK, Ribeiro A, Mateus E. Biosorption of arsenic(V) with Lessonia nigrescens. Minerals Eng. 2006;19(5):486–90.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mineng.2005.08.018.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Jackson CR, Harrison KG, Dugas SL. Enumeration and characterization of culturable arsenate resistant bacteria in a large estuary. System Appl Microb. 2005;28(8):727–34.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Melvin SS, AAM E, Ramalingam C. Isotherm modelling, kinetic study and optimization of batch parameters using response surface methodology for effective removal of Cr(VI) using fungal biomass. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(3):e0116884.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0116884.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Rodriguez AI, Martinez-Ju. Biosorption of arsenic(III) from aqueous solutions by modified fungal biomass of paecilomyces sp. Bioin. Chem. Appl. 2013;2013:5.  https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/376780.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Ranjan D, Talat M, Hasan SH. Biosorption of arsenic from aqueous solution using agricultural residue ‘rice polish’. J. Hazard. Materials. 2009;166(2–3):1050–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Biswas BK. Inoue J-i, Inoue K, Ghimire KN, Harada H, Ohto K et al. adsorptive removal of as(V) and as(III) from water by a Zr(IV)-loaded orange waste gel. J Hazard Materials. 2008;154(1–3):1066–74.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.11.030.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Prasad KS, Ramanathan AL, Paul J, Subramanian V, Prasad R. Biosorption of arsenite (as+3) and arsenate (as+5) from aqueous solution by Arthrobacter sp. biomass. Environ. Tech. 2013;34(19):2701–8.  https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2013.786137.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Massoudinejad M, Asadi A, Vosoughi M, Gholami M. Kakavandi B, Karami MA. A comprehensive study (kinetic, thermodynamic and equilibrium) of arsenic (V) adsorption using KMnO4 modified clinoptilolite. Korean J. Chem Engin. 2015;32(10):2078–86.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11814-015-0018-x.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    Tuzen M, Sarı A, Mendil D, Uluozlu OD, Soylak M, Dogan M. Characterization of biosorption process of As(III) on green algae Ulothrix cylindricum. J. Hazard. Materials. 2009;165(1–3):566–72.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.10.020.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    Dey U, Chatterjee S, Mondal NK. Isolation and characterization of arsenic-resistant bacteria and possible application in bioremediation. Biotech Rep. 2016;10:1–7.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.btre.2016.02.002.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    Liao VH-C, Chu Y-J, Su Y-C, Hsiao S-Y, Wei C-C, Liu C-W, et al. Arsenite-oxidizing and arsenate-reducing bacteria associated with arsenic-rich groundwater in Taiwan. J Contam Hydr. 2011;123(1–2):20–9.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.12.003.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    Prasad KS, Subramanian V, Paul J. Purification and characterization of arsenite oxidase from Arthrobacter sp. BioMetals. 2009;22(5):711.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10534-009-9215-6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) OfficeUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Biotechnology, School of Life SciencesModibbo Adama University of TechnologyYolaNigeria
  4. 4.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceAl-Azhar UniversityGazaPalestine
  5. 5.Agro Premier Biotech Sdn BhdKuala LumpurMalaysia

Personalised recommendations