Uptake of Metal Ions by Rhizopus arrhizus Biomass

Rhizopus arrhizus biomass was found to absorb a variety of different metal cations and anions but did not absorb alkali metal ions

J. M. Tobin

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Rhizopus arrhizus biomass was found to absorb a variety of different metal cations and anions but did not absorb alkali metal ions
  • Absorption studies were conducted with ionic species of 17 different metals with widely different behavior in aqueous solution
  • Control experiments with no biomass were done for each metal ion
  • The metal ions were not absorbed by the filter membrane
  • R. arrhizus biomass absorbs a variety of metal ions at pH 4
  • Arrhizus biomass is unusual in that it does not absorb appreciable amounts of alkali ions

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