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Removal of Zinc (II) by Non Living Biomass of Agaricus Bisporus

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemical Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai-600116, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (9), Pages 13-17, September,2 (2012)


The feasibility of Agaricus bisporus as a bio sorbent to remove zinc(II) from aqueous solution was determined by batch experiments, which were carried out using shake flasks. The effect of different biomass loading, pH and contact times were investigated. Biosorption of zinc was determined using Langmuir, Freundlich, Dubinin Radushkevich and Temkin isotherm models. The characteristic parameters for each isotherm were determined Temkin and Dubinin Radushkevich isotherm models fitted well to the data of biosorption of zinc by Agaricus bisporus, suggesting that the uptake of zinc was physical, saturable and equilibrium mechanism.


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