Production of Fungal Biomass Immobilized Loofa Sponge (FBILS)-discs for the Removal of Heavy Metal Ions and Chlorinated Compounds from Aqueous Solution


A white rot basidiomycete, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, was immobilized on loofa sponge (FBILS) discs. It removed ca. 37 and 71 mg Cd (II) g−1 from 50 and 200 mg l−1 aqueous solutions and up to 89% of 4-chloroanisole from a 10 mg l−1 aqueous solution. FBILS are physically strong and chemically recalcitrant, resisting temperature, mechanical agitation, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10529-005-0477-y


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