Phytoremediation potential of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis: biosorption and toxicity studies of cadmium.

  title={Phytoremediation potential of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis: biosorption and toxicity studies of cadmium.},
  author={N Rangsayator and Edward Suchart Upatham and Maleeya Kruatrachue and Prayad Pokethitiyook and Guy R. Lanza},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={119 1},
This study examines the possibility of using Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis TISTR 8217 to remove low concentrations of cadmium (less than 100 mg/l) from wastewater. The cyanobacteria were exposed to six different cadmium concentrations for 96 h, and the growth rate was determined using an optical density at 560 nm. The inhibiting concentration (IC50) was estimated using probit analysis. The IC50 at 24, 48, 72, and 96 h were 13.15, 16.68, 17.28, and 18.35 mg/l Cd, respectively. Cellular… CONTINUE READING


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