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Enhancement of Metal Sorption by Composted Paper Mill Waste Following Microbial Manipulation

Citation

Lister, SK and Line, MA, Enhancement of Metal Sorption by Composted Paper Mill Waste Following Microbial Manipulation, Compost Science & Utilization , 12, (1) pp. 31-34. ISSN 1065-657X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/1065657X.2004.10702155

Abstract

The biosorptive-capacity of composted paper mill waste (PMW) for the heavy metals [Cd(II), Cu(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II)] was improved by inoculation of sterilized compost with a Bacillus brevis strain followed by incubation. This strain was originally isolated from the compost and adsorbed up to 31% of its dry weight of lead and 28% in copper at an initial concentration of 185.2mg/L and 182.3mg/L respectively. Estimated numbers of the bacterium following 21 days growth in the compost at 25°C reached 109 cells/g. The modified compost exhibited up to a three-fold increase in capacity for removal of lead and up to a two-fold increase in capacity for removal of copper from aqueous solution.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Objective Field:Pulp and Paper
Author:Lister, SK (Mrs Sonya Lister)
Author:Line, MA (Dr Martin Line)
ID Code:29181
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-06-03
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