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1994 (EN)
Biosorptive Flotation in Metal Ions Recovery

Matis, Konstantinos
Hancock, I.C.
Zoumpoulis, Anastasios

Heavy metals can be removed from dilute aqueous solutions in many ways. Among the innovative ones may be classified a process consisting of biosorption followed by flotation. A metal cation, cadmium, was examined; the metal was abstracted by microorganisms belonging to the Actinomycetes, i.e., Streptomyces clavuligerus and Streptomyces griseus, which have a filamentous morphology, and hence present a flocculent character. Dissolved-air flotation was the technique applied on a laboratory scale without the addition of any flotation surfactant. The parameters investigated in the batch mode were contact time, recycle ratio, solution pH, Cd concentration, biomass addition, and use of a frother (ethanol). Promising results were obtained; in certain cases an almost quantitative cadmium abstraction, followed by higher than 90% biomass recovery, was found

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Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (EL)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (EN)


Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών, Τμήμα Χημείας

Separation Science and Technology, vol.29 no.8 [1994] p.1055-1071 [Published Version]

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