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Table 2 Metal ions desorption by different desorbing agents

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

Metal ion Initial metal ion loaded on fungal biomass (ppm) ± SD Recovery %
0.1 N HCl 0.1 N Na2CO3 0.1 N NaHCO3
Cu2 96.08 ± 8 61.23 10.18 3.89
Pb2+ 24.79 ± 2 69.22 6.37 3.43
Co+2 15.50 ± 2 37.03 2.06 2.00
Ni2+ 14.05 ± 3 57.65 4.77 1.64
Fe+3 24.95 ± 3 43.53 17.84 5.25
Cr3+ 19.54 ± 2 51.48 11.92 7.37
  1. Biomass, 5 g