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Contaminated water with arsenic causes a negative impact on socioeconomic status in the concerned area. Existing methods are not much adequate, efficient, and appropriate. Bioremediation of heavy metals with microalgae seems to be a promising and holistic approach to counter the pre-existing associated with heavy metal toxicity. A pure culture of live and dead Spirogyra sp. was tested for its ability to adsorb arsenic(V) and modeling of experimental data was used to interpret the mechanism of bioaccumulation. Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models were used to explain the sorption of arsenic. The maximum sorption capacity of live Spirogyra sp. was 315 mg/g and dead Spirogyra sp. was 207 mg/g. Mechanism of bioaccumulation for As(V) ions by live and dead Spirogyra sp. were studied using several advanced techniques including Fourier-transform infrared, fluorescence microscopy, and scanning electron microscope. The study summarizes, bioaccumulation of AsO4 -3 by live and dead cells of Spirogyra sp. seems to be promising. The pseudo-second-order rate equation described better the kinetics of As(V) adsorption with good correlation coefficients. The results suggested that live Spirogyra sp. was more suitable to remove As(V) as compared to dead Spirogyra sp. © 2021 Wiley-VCH GmbH.


Neha Shah, Vimal K Dubey, Sampark Thakkar, Hiren Doshi, Preeti Mahawar. Bioaccumulation of arsenic(V) from wastewater by live and dead Spirogyra sp. Journal of basic microbiology. 2022 Mar;62(3-4):489-497

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