Production of a bioflocculant by using activated sludge and its application in Pb(II) removal from aqueous solution

Zibo Yan, Li Peng, Miao Deng, Jinhui Lin
2020 Open Chemistry  
AbstractIn this study, the characteristics of a bioflocculant produced by using activated sludge as raw materials were investigated. The performance of this bioflocculant in the removal of Pb(II) from aqueous solution and the corresponding mechanisms were determined as well. After cultivating a bioflocculant-producing strain in an alkaline thermal pre-treatment sludge for 60 h, approximately 4.45 g of bioflocculant containing a protein backbone was harvested from 1 L of fermentation broth. This
more » ... bioflocculant can remove 98.5% of Pb(II) from aqueous solutions under optimal conditions, which include a bioflocculant dosage of 6 mg/L and a CaCl2 concentration of 70 mg/L at a pH of 6.5.
doi:10.1515/chem-2020-0024 fatcat:g6uqvsgqezeunp2375qpia4g4e