Differential pulse polarography: a method for the direct study of biosorption of metal ions by live bacteria from mixed metal solutions

 
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2003 (EN)
Differential pulse polarography: a method for the direct study of biosorption of metal ions by live bacteria from mixed metal solutions (EN)

Savvaidis, I. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας (EL)
Savvaidis, I. (EN)

The technique of differential pulse polarography is shown here to be applicable to the monitoring directly the biosorption of metal ions from solution by live bacteria from mixed metal solutions. Biosorption of Cd(II), Zn(II) and Ni(II) by P. cepacia was followed using data obtained at the potential which is characteristic of the metal ion in the absence and presence of cells. Hepes buffer ( pH 7.4, 50 mM) was used as a supporting electrolyte in the polarographic chamber and metal ion peaks in the presence of cells of lower amplitude were obtained due to metal-binding by the cells. Well defined polarographic peaks were obtained in experiments involving mixtures of metal ions of Cd(II)-Zn(II), Cu(II)-Zn(II), Cu(II)-Cd(II) and Cd(II)-Ni(II). Biosorption of Cd(II), Zn(II) increased with solution pH. The method was also tested as a rapid technique for assessing removal of metal ions by live bacteria and the ability of the polarographic technique in measuring biosorption of metal ions from mixed metal solutions is demonstrated. Cu(II) was preferentially bound and removal of metals was in the order Cu(II). Ni(II) > Zn(II), Cd(II) by intact cells of P. cepacia. (EN)

binary metal mixtures (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology (EN)

2003

<Go to ISI>://000184988500003

Kluwer Academic Publishers (EN)



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