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Title The potential of waste fungal biomass for metal adsorption from aqueous solution
Status Accepted
Final type Poster
Final session Environmental engineering
Authors U., Rozman1, A., Žgajnar Gotvajn2, G., Marolt3, A., Gregori4, G., Kalčikova5
1 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
3 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
4 MycoMedica d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia
5 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Brief content Various treatment technologies have been applied to remove heavy metals from aqueous solutions. Among them, adsorption is regarded as one of the most popular. In this study, the possibility of using dried waste biomass of fungus Ganoderma lucidum as biosorbent for removal of lead (II) (as Pb(NO3)2 salt) and cadmium (II) (as Cd(NO3)2 salt) was investigated. Dried biomass was pretreated using three different techniques. Results showed that investigated biomass can be used as potential biosorbent for lead (II) and cadmium (II).
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