Chromium (VI) and lead (II) adsorption about biomass of Kluyveromyces marxianus CCEBI 2011


  • Radames Hodelin Barrera Facultad de Ingeniería Química y Agronomía, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Taimi Bessy Horruitiner Facultad de Ingeniería Química y Agronomía, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Orlindes Calzado Lamela Facultad de Ingeniería Química y Agronomía, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Rosa María Pérez Silva Centro de Estudio de Biotecnología industrial, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba


adsorption; Kluyveromyces marxianus; chromium (VI); lead (II).


Adsorption minimizes the generation of toxic waste and the recovery of metal. The objective of the work was to study the bioadsorption of chromium (VI) and lead (II) using dry biomass of the strain Kluyveromyces marxianus CCEBI 2011. It was worked at different pH values and concentration levels. The determination of the chemical-physical parameters was carried out at the Geominera Oriente Company. Adsorption isotherms were carried out by the Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich models, resulting in that the maximum bioadsorption capacity of chromium (VI) and lead (II) by biomass was 0,89 and 4,61 mg g-1, respectively. the removal percentages being greater than 90%. The mean adsorption free energy values obtained from the Dubinin-Radushkevich model in chromium (VI) and lead (II) were 10 000 and 15 811,4 kJ mol-1, respectively, showing that for these experimental conditions the adsorption process is of chemical nature.


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Hodelin Barrera, R. ., Bessy Horruitiner, T. ., Calzado Lamela, O. ., & Pérez Silva, R. M. . (2022). Chromium (VI) and lead (II) adsorption about biomass of Kluyveromyces marxianus CCEBI 2011. Revista Cubana De Química, 34(1), 111–130. Retrieved from




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