Journal article

Performances of purified indigenous Leifsonia sp. and its mechanism in the removal of Cr(VI) under shaking condition

WF Tan, YC Wang, K Mumford, JX Li, XM Xu, L Ding

International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology | Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEES) | Published : 2019


© 2018, Islamic Azad University (IAU). The increasing discharge of wastewater with chromium(VI) plays adverse impacts on the environment in recent years. This study purposes to investigate the adsorption efficiency and removal mechanism of chromium(VI) via a purified indigenous bacteria (Leifsonia sp.). The effect of varying pH, initial chromium(VI) concentration, dosage of dry biosorbent, contact time and temperature on the adsorption efficiency of chromium(VI) was studied via single-factor experiment. Our results demonstrate that the strain has high efficiency of adsorbing chromium(VI) from aqueous solution. The maximum removal rate of chromium(VI) was 95.4% when pH was 2 (range 1.5–9.0), ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Awarded by China scholarship council

Awarded by College Students' innovative experiment subject, University of South China

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant number 11,605,087), China scholarship council (201708430225) and College Students’ innovative experiment subject, University of South China (Grant number 2017XJXZ018). All the supports are greatly appreciated.