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Binding of Basic Dyes by the Algae, Chara aspera


Low, K. S. and Lee, C. K. and Toh, B. L. (1994) Binding of Basic Dyes by the Algae, Chara aspera. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 2 (1). pp. 85-92. ISSN 0128-7680


Non-living biomass of the algae Chara aspera is capable of binding two basic dyes, methylene blue and basic blue 3, from aqueous solution. Factors such as dye concentration, contact time, sorbent dosage and pH of solution were studied. Maximum sorption capacities of the algae for methylene blue and basic blue 3 are 139.4 and 17.8 mg/g, respectively, as determined from the Langmuir isothenns.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: sorption, cationic dyes, algae, Cham aspera
Depositing User: Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 02:23
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:05
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3120
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