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ISRN Chemical Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 851602, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/851602
Research Article

Biosorption of Cr(III) and Pb(II) by Schoenoplectus californicus and Insights into the Binding Mechanism

1Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, C1417DSE Buenos Aires, Argentina
2Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, Atomic Center Constituyentes, National Atomic Energy Commission, B1650 Buenos Aires, Argentina
3Department of Plant Biology and Soil Science, Faculty of Biology, University of Vigo, 36310 Pontevedra, Spain

Received 8 May 2013; Accepted 13 June 2013

Academic Editors: C. Chen, C. B. Coldeira, C.-T. Hsieh, J. J. Rodriguez, and C. Xu

Copyright © 2013 Tomás Agustín Rearte et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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