Effective uranium biosorption by macrofungus (Russula sanguinea) from aqueous solution: equilibrium, thermodynamic and kinetic studies


BAĞDA E. , SARI A., TÜZEN M.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.317, no.3, pp.1387-1397, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 317 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-018-6039-2
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1387-1397

Abstract

Russula sanguinea (R. sanguninea) macrofungus was employed as a novel cost-effective biosorbent for efficient removal of U(VI) ions from aqueous solution. FT-IR spectroscopy and SEM/EDS technique were used for morphological and chemical characterizations. The maximum adsorption capacity of the macrofungus was found as 174.3 mg/g at pH 5 and 20 A degrees C. The kinetic data best fit with the pseudo-second-order kinetic model (r (2) > 0.99 for the studied temperatures). The exothermic and spontaneous nature of the biosorption process was confirmed by the thermodynamic findings. The reusability test demonstrated that the macrofungus had a good sorption/desorption performance.