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Table 1

Maximum biosorption capacity (Qmax) reported in the literature for the biosorption of selenium-containing compounds by biomass

BiosorbentSpecies biosorbedQmax (mg/g)References
Gracilaria seaweed Se(VI) 2.72 Roberts et al. (2015)  
Ganoderma Lucidum red mushroom Se(IV) 127 Nettem & Almusallam (2013)  
Aspergillus sp. J2 Se(IV) 5.67 Li et al. (2013)  
Eichhornia crassipes aquatic weed Not defined 0.135a González-Acevedo et al. (2012)  
Lemna minor aquatic weed Not defined 0.743a González-Acevedo et al. (2012)  
Wheat bran Se(IV) 73.05a Hasan et al. (2010)  
Wheat bran Se(VI) 58.29a Hasan et al. (2010)  
Cladophora Hutchinsiae green algae Se(IV) 74.9 Tuzen & Sarı (2010) 
Sulfuric acid-treated peanut shell Se(IV) 23.76 El-Shafey (2007a, 2007b) 
Rice husk Se(IV) 28.25 El-Shafey (2007a, 2007b) 
BiosorbentSpecies biosorbedQmax (mg/g)References
Gracilaria seaweed Se(VI) 2.72 Roberts et al. (2015)  
Ganoderma Lucidum red mushroom Se(IV) 127 Nettem & Almusallam (2013)  
Aspergillus sp. J2 Se(IV) 5.67 Li et al. (2013)  
Eichhornia crassipes aquatic weed Not defined 0.135a González-Acevedo et al. (2012)  
Lemna minor aquatic weed Not defined 0.743a González-Acevedo et al. (2012)  
Wheat bran Se(IV) 73.05a Hasan et al. (2010)  
Wheat bran Se(VI) 58.29a Hasan et al. (2010)  
Cladophora Hutchinsiae green algae Se(IV) 74.9 Tuzen & Sarı (2010) 
Sulfuric acid-treated peanut shell Se(IV) 23.76 El-Shafey (2007a, 2007b) 
Rice husk Se(IV) 28.25 El-Shafey (2007a, 2007b) 

aThe results from continuous studies were originally expressed in units of μg/g.

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