volume 39, issue 9, P1803-1808 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.02.020
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Yoshihiro Suzuki, Takuji Kametani, Toshiroh Maruyama

Abstract: The growth of dense green seaweed mats of Ulva spp. is an increasing problem in estuaries and coasts worldwide. The enormous amount of Ulva biomass thus becomes a troublesome waste disposal problem. On the other hand, it has been revealed that nonliving seaweed biomass, particularly brown seaweeds, has a high capacity for assimilating heavy metals. In this study, the possibility of using Ulva seaweed biomass as a biosorbent for the removal of heavy metals was examined. After processing, the biomass material wa…

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