Ionic strength effects in biosorption of metals by marine algae.

@article{Schiewer2000IonicSE,
  title={Ionic strength effects in biosorption of metals by marine algae.},
  author={Silke Schiewer and Ming-hung Wong},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 1-2},
  pages={271-82}
}
Biosorption, the passive accumulation of metals by biomass, can be used as a cost-effective process for the treatment of metal polluted industrial effluents. The green alga Ulva fascia and the brown seaweeds Sargassum hemiphyllum, Petalonia fascia, and Colpomenia sinuosa were characterized in terms of their number of binding sites, their charge density and intrinsic proton binding constant (pKa) using pH titrations at different ionic strengths. The determined number of binding sites decreased… CONTINUE READING