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Recent research has demonstrated that biosurfactants, especially rhamnolipids, can enhance recovery of soil-bound metals. To propose the success of remediation process of soils by rhamnolipids, both sorption and desorption characteristics of soils having different clay mineralogy should be known exactly. To assess sorption of Cd(II), batch equilibrium(More)
In this study, a microbial surfactant, rhamnolipid, was investigated for its potential to enhance recovery of Cd(II) from kaolin, a representative soil component. The study was divided into two parts. In the first part, the sorption of Cd(II) ions to kaolin was investigated as a function of pH and initial Cd(II) ion concentration. Kaolin was also shown to(More)
In this study, the sorption/desorption equilibruim and the desorption kinetics of Cd by rhamnolipid biosurfactant from Na-feldspar as a soil component were investigated. The linear, Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms adequately fitted the equilibrium sorption data with regression coefficients ranging from 0.9836 - 0.9879. However, both the(More)
This study investigated the sorption characteristics and recovery of selected heavy metal Cd(II) from K-feldspar and sepiolite, representative soil components, using rhamnolipid biosurfactant. Although the proposed technique was classified as a soil bioremediation process, it can also be applied to treatment of waste waters containing Cd(II) ions with minor(More)
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