Studies on hexavalent chromium biosorption by chemically-treated biomass of Ecklonia sp.

@article{Park2005StudiesOH,
  title={Studies on hexavalent chromium biosorption by chemically-treated biomass of Ecklonia sp.},
  author={Donghee Park and Yeoung-Sang Yun and Jong Moon Park},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 10},
  pages={1356-64}
}
The biomass of the brown seaweed, Ecklonia sp., is capable of reducing Cr(VI) to Cr(III). However, very little is known about the mechanism of Cr(VI) reduction by the biomass. The aims of the present investigation were to enhance the Cr(VI)-reducing capacity of the biomass using various chemical treatments and to elucidate the mechanisms governing Cr(VI) reduction. Among the various chemical treatments, acid-treatment showed the best performance with regards the improvement of Cr(VI) removal… CONTINUE READING

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