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EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP

Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez.

Abstract
Algae are widely used in the removal of heavy metals. Thus, the Spirogyra sp algae were used to
remove Copper (II) and Lead (II) in this research. For each treatment, biomass doses of 20, 30, and 40 mg/L
were used for 14 days, evaluating the removal of metals and physicochemical parameters such as DO, EC, and
TDS. The results showed removals of 78.78% and 98.76% for Cu and Pb, respectively. The removal of Pb (II)
and Cu (II) was directly related to the physicochemical characteristics of the effluent and the amount of biomass
used, showing the potential of Spirogyra sp algae and its possible use in the treatment of wastewater. The results
show revealed that algae cells were saturated at an equilibrium concentration of> 9 mg / L for Pb and> 15 mg /
L for Cu. Also, it was observed that the removal of Pb (II) and Cu (II) was directly related to the
physicochemical characteristics (such as pH) and the amount of biomass used in the experiments.

Key words: Algae, Spirogyra sp, copper, lead, removal capacity, contamination. wastewater, heavy metal.


 
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Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez. EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 2028-2032. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260


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Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez. EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=5417 [Access: May 30, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260


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Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez. EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 2028-2032. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260



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Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez. EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP. JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(16): 2028-2032. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260



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Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez (2020) EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP. JCR, 7 (16), 2028-2032. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260



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Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez. 2020. EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 2028-2032. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260



Chicago Style

Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez. "EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2028-2032. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez. "EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.16 (2020), 2028-2032. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Elmer G. Benites-Alfaro, Katherine Bocanegra, Carlos Castañeda, Mauro Perez, Eduardo Espinoza, Ciro Rodriguez (2020) EVALUATION OF THE REMOVAL CAPACITY OF LEAD AND COPPER IN CONTAMINATED WATER USING THE ALGAE SPIROGYRA SP. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 2028-2032. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.260