Removal of chromium from effluent by biosorption using Spirulina platensis

Removal of chromium from effluent by biosorption using Spirulina platensis

Author: 
Radha Palaniswamy and Chandra Veluchamy
Abstract: 

Industrial effluents is a threat to the biological species in the aquatic environment. Removal of these heavy metals would make the aquatic world free of pollution and will be a boon. This paper presents the studies carried out on the applicability of microalga namely Spirulina sp. for heavy metal removal from the electroplating industrial effluent. The effects of pH, adsorbent dose, temperature and contact time on the adsorption of chromium by the dry biomass were studied. Concentrations of the metal before and after the experiments were measured by manual method of estimation of chromium. The present study describes the metal absorption by dry biomass of S. platensis that has been used to remove heavy metal pollutants from effluents.

Paper No: 
1412