INVESTIGATION OF DESMODESMUS ARMATUS FOR LEAD (Pb+2) AND NICKEL (Ni+2) REMOVAL CAPACITY FROM METAL POLLUTED WATER


Acar C., FAKIOĞLU Ö.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.27, no.2, pp.1169-1175, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1169-1175
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This research was carried out in order to investigate the lead and nickel removal of Desmodesmus armatus. D.armatus was applicated three doses (0.025 mg L-1, 0.21 mg L-1, 0.25 mg L-1) lead and three doses (0.02 mg L-1, 0.05 mg L-1, 0.3 mg L-1) nickel. As a result of the experiment, it was determined that the highest absorbance was 0.023 +/- 0.0 mgL(-1) on the 13th day of lead application with 0.025 mgL(-1) dose. In this study has been found that D.armatus removes about 80% of the lead in the water. The live cells of D.armatus were able to remove about 50% of the nickel in the water but nickel retained back to the water by die cell of D.armatus. As a result of in this research, D.armatus was found to be effective in lead elimination, but nickel removal was determined to be possible only with living cells.