Biosorption of Hexavalent Chromium Metal Ions by Lentinula Edodes Biomass: Kinetic, Isothermal, and Thermodynamic Parameters

Sarikaya A. G.

ACTA CHIMICA SLOVENICA, vol.68, no.3, pp.587-593, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17344/acsi.2020.6408
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.587-593
  • Keywords: Biosorption, fungal biosorbent, hexavalent chromium, Lentinula edodes, AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS, CR(VI), ADSORPTION, REMOVAL, OPTIMIZATION, EQUILIBRIUM, SORPTION, GASES
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Lentinula edodes was investigated as a biosorbent for hexavalent chromium biosorption in this study. To examine the optimum conditions of biosorption, the pH of the hexavalent chromium solution, biosorbent dosage, temperature, contact time, and initial hexavalent chromium concentration were identified. Further, to clarify the biosorption mechanism process, the isothermal, kinetic, and thermodynamic parameters were determined. The functional groups and surface morphology of the biosorbent were identified using Fourier transform infrared spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy in the absence and presence of hexavalent chromium, respectively. Based on the results, the maximum biosorption capacity was determined as 194.57 mg g(-1) under acidic conditions at 45 degrees C. From the kinetics studies, the biosorption process was observed to follow the Freundlich isotherm and pseudo-second-order kinetic models well. Thus, L. edodes as a biosorbent has potential usage for wastewater treatment owing to its effective biosorption capacity.