Biopolym. Cell. 1996; 12(4):49-60.
Cell wall of fungi – optimal structure for biosorption
1Gorovoj L. F., 1Kosyakov V. N.
  1. Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, NAS of Ukraine
    148, Akademika Zabolotnogo Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680
  2. Russian Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"
    1, Akademika Kurchatova pl., Moscow, Russian Federation, 123182


Number of problems of Chernobyl accident can be most succesfully solved with chitin biosorbents «Mycoton» maden from cell walls of the higher fungi. «Mycoton» have showed unically high sorption Qualities for uranium, plutonium, americium, caesium and toxic heavy metals. Tests on real radioactive wastes departured of Chernobyl NPP shows that chitin sorbents are capable to reduce in 1000 times activity of liquid radioactive wastes. Biosorbents with ferromagnetic properties can be used for decontamination of soil and bottom sediments of water bodies.


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