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Characteristic Study of the Marine Algae Sargassum sp. on Metal Adsorption

A. Saravanan1, V. Brindha2 and Soundarajan Krishnan3
  • 1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Hindustan University, Padur, 103, Malaysia
  • 2 Department of Biotechnology, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Padur, Chennai, Malaysia
  • 3 Department of Chemical Engineering, Taylors University, Malaysia


Problem statement: Biomass of brown marine macro algae is a biological resource that is available in large quantities and can form a good base for the development of biosorbent material. Approach: Algae have been found to be potentially suitable biosorbents because of its cheap availability, both in fresh or salt water, relatively high surface area and high binding affinity. Results: The study considered the molecular status of the biomass such as DNA, Protein and Pigment analysis on the adsorption of metal from effluent. The Molecular studies showed that DNA, protein and chlorophyll content are greatly affected because of metal adsorption. Conclusion/Recommendations: The Activesite prediction showed the binding site of the metal on the biomass. Based on the results obtained it can be concluded that the biomass Sargassum sp. has higher affinity towards the adsorption of metals.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 7, 2011, 691-694


Submitted On: 22 May 2011 Published On: 24 June 2011

How to Cite: Saravanan, A., Brindha, V. & Krishnan, S. (2011). Characteristic Study of the Marine Algae Sargassum sp. on Metal Adsorption. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(7), 691-694.

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  • Brown algae
  • greatly affected
  • biomass sargassum
  • higher affinity
  • metal adsorption
  • results obtained
  • active-site prediction
  • chlorophyll content
  • agarose gel
  • marine macro
  • molecular studies
  • higher affinity