Biosorption of anionic textile dyes from aqueous solution by yeast slurry from brewery

Ketinny Camargo de Castro, Aline Silva Cossolin, Hélen Cristina Oliveira dos Reis, Eduardo Beraldo de Morais
2017 Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology  
This study investigated the biosorption of the anionic textile dyes: Reactive Red 239 (RR239), Reactive Black B (RBB) and Direct Blue 85 (DB85) according to pH, biomass dosage, contact time and dye concentration onto waste beer yeast slurry. The kinetics and isotherm of the removal of dyes were also studied. The equilibrium of biosorption reaction was reached after 30 min for the reactive dyes and after 60 min for the direct dye. Optimum decolorization was observed at pH 2 and 0.63 g/L of
more » ... d 0.63 g/L of biomass dosage. The kinetic data of the three dyes were better described by the pseudo second-order model. The adsorption process followed the Langmuir isotherm model and the biosorption capacity being estimated to be 152.9, 162.7 and 139.2 mg/g for RR239, RBB and DB85, respectively. Our findings indicated that the waste beer yeast slurry was an attractive low-cost biosorbent for the removal of anionic textile dyes from aqueous solution.
doi:10.1590/1678-4324-2017160101 fatcat:wgstumjbabalxaoea6kv44tm4i