Pseudomonas aeruginosa immobilized multiwalled carbon nanotubes as biosorbent for heavy metal ions

Tuzen M., Saygi K. O. , Usta C., SOYLAK M.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.99, no.6, pp.1563-1570, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biortech.2007.04.013
  • Page Numbers: pp.1563-1570


Pseudomonas aeruginosa immobilized multiwalled carbon nanotubes has been used as biosorbent for the solid phase extraction of some heavy metal ions in environmental samples. Cobalt(II), cadmium(II), lead(II), manganese(II), chromium(III) and nickel(II) ions have been selected as analytes for the presented study, due to their important negative and positive roles in human life. In order to investigate quantitative biosorption conditions of the analytes, the influences of pH of the aqueous solution, eluent type, eluent volume, samples volume, etc. were examined. The effects of alkaline, earth alkaline and some transitions metals on the biosorption of analyte ions on P. aeruginosa immobilized multiwalled carbon nanotubes were also investigated. The presented biosorption procedure was applied to the determination of analytes in tomato leaves, bovine liver, boiled wheat, canned fish, black tea, lichen and natural water samples. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.