Sorption behavior of Arachis hypogaea shells against Ag+ ions and assessment of antimicrobial properties of the product.

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Sorption behavior of Arachis hypogaea shells against Ag+ ions and assessment of antimicrobial properties of the product.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2020 Mar 25;:

Authors: Staroń P, Pszczółka K, Chwastowski J, Banach M

Abstract
The paper presents sorption behavior of Arachis hypogaea shells towards silver ions and possibility of their use as antimicrobial product. During the modification process of the natural sorbent, equilibrium tests were carried out. Moreover, the possibility of obtaining biocomposite Arachis hypogaea shells/nAg has been determined, and its antimicrobial properties have been evaluated. Additionally, sorption kinetics has been calculated. In the last step, silver ions were desorbed. The conducted equilibrium tests allowed to adjust the sorption isotherm model and determine the sorption capacity of tested material. This process is best described by Freudlich’s isotherm, and the sorption capacity is equal to 12.33 mg/g. On the basis of kinetic studies, the chemical nature of this process has been proved (by choosing a pseudo-second order model for the sorption process). It has been confirmed that the obtained peanut shells modified with silver ions have antimicrobial properties. The tests allowed to obtain 100% inhibition of Aspergillus niger and ~ 98% Escherichia coli.

PMID: 32215796 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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