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Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.). 2012; 8(1): 83-85


REMOVAL OF ZINC AND COPPER BY MOUGEOTIA SP. IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS

Ithar K. Al-Mayaly Abbas M. Ismai Altaf A. Issa.

Abstract
Mougeotia sp. is one of the filamentous green algae which have efficiency to remove and tolerate both zinc and copper which gives this alga the ability to use in treatment of the polluted water. Mougeotia sp. was exposed to different concentrations (0.5, 1, 2, 3, and 4 ppm) of zinc and copper separately in order to test its ability to remove these two metals from their solutions. The results revealed that Mougeotia sp. possess high ability to remove zinc and copper by 90.50% and 99%, respectively.

Key words: Algae, Bio-removal, Heavy metals.



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