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Mercury absorption by Pseudomonas fluorescens BM07 grown at two different temperatures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17650681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudomonas fluorescens BM07 was characterized as a producer of cold-induced biopolymer by decreasing the temperature down to as low as 10 degrees C. It was previously shown that the synthesis of BM07 biopolymer was inhibited at 30 degrees C. The present study was conducted to investigate the biosorption of mercury (Hg2+) ions on the BM07 cells grown on M1 minimal medium at two temperatures (10 degrees C and 30 degrees C). The effects of various factors including pH, contact time, initial concentration of metal and cell biomass on the biosorption yield were also studied. Study of the effect of pH on mercury removal indicated that the metal biosorption increased with increasing pH from 3.0 to 7.0. The optimum adsorption pH value was found to be 7.0. Our results showed that, at optimum pH, BM07 cells were able to uptake the mercury up to 102 and 60 mg Hg2+/g dry biomass for 10 degrees C and 30 degrees C grown cells respectively. The removal capacity of cells increased when the cell biomass concentrations increased. The maximum removal efficiency was obtained when cells concentration was 0.83 mg dry biomass/ml for both conditions. The initial metal ion concentration significantly influenced the equilibrium metal uptake and adsorption yield. The equilibrium data were analyzed using Langmuir adsorption model. The qmax was 62.9 and 82.25 mg Hg2+/g dry biomass for cells grown at 30 degrees C and 10 degrees C respectively. The results suggest that, the existence of residual cold-induced biopolymer on the external surface of cells may play an important role in biosorption efficiency, as P. fluorescens BM07 cells which were grown at 10 degrees C under similar conditions showed higher efficiency to biosorbe mercury than non-polymer producing cells grown at 30 degrees C.
Kambiz A Noghabi; Hossein S Zahiri; Abbas S Lotfi; Jamshid Raheb; Sima Nasri; Sung C Yoon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Polish journal of microbiology / Polskie Towarzystwo Mikrobiologów = The Polish Society of Microbiologists     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1733-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Pol. J. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-26     Completed Date:  2007-08-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101229003     Medline TA:  Pol J Microbiol     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB), Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Biopolymers / biosynthesis
Culture Media / chemistry
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Mercury / metabolism*
Pseudomonas fluorescens / growth & development,  metabolism*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biopolymers; 0/Culture Media; 7439-97-6/Mercury

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