Callitriche cophocarpa biomass as a potential low-cost biosorbent for trivalent chromium

Joanna Kyzioł-Komosińska , Joanna Augustynowicz , Wojciech Lasek , Justyna Czupioł , Daniel Ociński


The present study focused on the use of the dry mass of the macrophyte Callitriche cophocarpa as an effective biosorbent for chromium removal from concentrated solutions, typical for industrial effluents. In order to evaluate the usability of C. cophocarpa as the Cr(III) sorbent, its detailed physicochemical characterization has been performed as well as the preliminary adsorption studies. The biosorbent was characterized by specific surface area (SSA), porosity, total organic carbon (TOC), inorganic content as well as the cation exchange capacity (CEC), dominant exchangeable cations and anion exchange capacity (AEC), point of zero charge (pHpzc) and buffering capacity. The effect of the initial chromium concentration, solution pH and co-existing anions on the sorption effectiveness have been investigated. Based on theoretical isotherm models, the maximum adsorption capacity of the dry C. cophocarpa has been determined as 77.1 mg Cr(III)/g. Finally, the strength of Cr-binding onto the plant biomass has been evaluated using the BCR extraction method, stating that chromium was strongly and – under environmental conditions – irreversibly bound to the plant biomass.
Author Joanna Kyzioł-Komosińska - Institute of Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPIS PAN) [Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)]
Joanna Kyzioł-Komosińska,,
, Joanna Augustynowicz - University of Agriculture in Krakow (URK)
Joanna Augustynowicz,,
, Wojciech Lasek - ChemTech-ProSynTech
Wojciech Lasek,,
, Justyna Czupioł - Institute of Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPIS PAN) [Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)]
Justyna Czupioł,,
, Daniel Ociński (EaE / IChaFT / DChT)
Daniel Ociński,,
- Department of Chemical Technology
Journal seriesJournal of Environmental Management, ISSN 0301-4797, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishBCR extraction; Callitriche; Chromium; Isotherms; Phytoremediation; Biosorption
ASJC Classification2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 2311 Waste Management and Disposal; 2700 General Medicine; 2305 Environmental Engineering
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)35
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Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 4; WoS Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.726; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 4.865 (2) - 2018=4.962 (5)
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