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Bioresour Technol. 2013 Mar;132:453-6. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.01.160. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

Feasibility of anaerobic digested corn stover as biosorbent for heavy metal.

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  • 1School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, Anhui 230009, China.


Anaerobic digested (AD) corn stover collected from a lab-scale reactor was used as bioadsorbent to remove the heavy metal in aqueous solution. Effects of contact time and initial heavy metal concentrations on the removal process of Cu(2+) and Cd(2+) were investigated. The maximum adsorption capacities of AD corn stover obtained from Langmuir isotherm models were 83.3 and 50.0mg/g for Cu(2+) and Cd(2+), respectively. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) was also used to investigate the surface characteristic of raw and heavy metal loaded AD corn stover.

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