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Iron sulfide (FeS) particles produced by sulfate-reducing bacteria are an excellent adsorbent for heavy metal ions. To select the bacteria which produce a magnetic FeS as an adsorbent for the high gradient magnetic separation, an open gradient magnetic separator operating at a 10 Tesla magnetic field was used. Magnetization study showed that the magnetic FeS particles consist of paramagnetic like and ferro-magnetic component.
Date of Publication: June 2004