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Biosorption of Strontium from Aqueous Solutions by Micrococcus luteus Sr02
- Icgen, Bulent, Yilmaz, Fadime
- Geomicrobiology journal 2018 v.35 no.4 pp. 284-293
- Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Micrococcus luteus, aqueous solutions, biosorption, ribosomal RNA, scanning electron microscopy, sediments, sequence analysis, soil, strontium, surface water, zeta potential
- Although strontium (Sr²⁺) is found in soils, sediments and surface waters, there is limited evidence about its biosorption. In this study, a surface water strain being highly tolerant to Sr²⁺ was isolated and identified as Micrococcus luteus Sr02 by using 16S rRNA sequencing. Biosorption behavior and mechanisms of Sr²⁺ by M. luteus Sr02 were investigated through batch experiments, zeta potential measurements, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed that M. luteus Sr02 have potential to sorb Sr²⁺ and can be used efficiently for the removal of Sr²⁺ from aqueous solutions.