Application of fuzzy modeling and response surface methodology for optimization of cadmium uptake by colpomenia sinosa

Document Type : Research Paper


Faculty of Science, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran



The optimum conditions for the removal of cadmium as heavy and toxic metals via a biomass were investigated in this program. The biomass was prepared from an eco-friendly, native, and low-cost algae microorganism, e.g., Colpomenia sinuosa. The cadmium uptake involved the biosorption process onto the cell wall of the Colpomenia sinuosa. The experiments were carried out on the five different parameters of temperature, algae biomass dosage, the initial cadmium concentration, pH of the cadmium solution, and contact time for interval times of cadmium of the biomass surface. The design of the experiment (DOE) was done for different conditions. The optimum conditions were compared via two optimization methods. Both the response surface methodology (RSM) and fuzzy modeling were treated with experimental data. The contour maps were planned for understanding the effects of two interactive factors. The combined effects of pH-temperature, pH-contact time, and algae biomass dosage-temperature were plotted for cadmium uptake.


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