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Table 4 Removal of heavy metal ions from an industrial effluent by alive 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

Metal ion content in the crude industrial effluent (ppm) Metal ion uptake %
Cu+2 3.09 90.94
Pb+2 1.27 29.13
Co+2 0.45 60.00
Ni+2 0.50 40.00
Fe+2 2.06 34.47
Cr+2 31.52 11.45
  1. Biomass, 5 g; pH, 5.0; temp., 30 °C; rpm, 150