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Table 1 Cu2+uptake by alive and dead Aspergillus tamarii NRC 3 biomass

From: Evaluation of Aspergillus tamarii NRC 3 biomass as a biosorbent for removal and recovery of heavy metals from contaminated aqueous solutions

Biomass Residual Cu2+ (ppm) ± SD Cu2+uptake (ppm) ± SD Cu2+ uptake (%)
Alive (control) 5.12 ± 0.7 74.88 ± 7 93.60
Boiled in water for 15 min 5.26 ± 0.8 74.74 ± 6 93.43
Soaked in 5% KOH for 10 min 9.51 ± 1 70.49 ± 5.5 88.11
Soaked in 1.85 × 10−5NaN3 for 30 min 17.09 ± 1.4 62.91 ± 6 78.64
  1. Biomass, 5 g; Cu2+conc. 80 ppm