Interaction of uranium with a filamentous, heterocystous, nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium, Anabaena torulosa.

@article{Acharya2012InteractionOU,
  title={Interaction of uranium with a filamentous, heterocystous, nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium, Anabaena torulosa.},
  author={Celin Acharya and Pallavi Chandwadkar and Shree Kumar Apte},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={116},
  pages={290-4}
}
The filamentous, heterocystous, diazotrophic cyanobacterium, Anabaena torulosa was found to bind uranium from aqueous solutions containing 100 μM uranyl carbonate at pH 7.8. The uranyl sequestration kinetics exhibited (a) an initial rapid phase, binding 48% uranium within 30 min resulting in a loading of 56 mg U g(-1) of dry wt, followed by (b) a slower phase, binding 65% uranium with resultant loading of 77.35 mg U g(-1) in 24h. Energy Dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy of uranium… CONTINUE READING