The Theoretical Description for Economical and Green Electrochemical Detection and Removal of Heavy Metals by a Conducting Polymer Material, Based on Poisonous Mushrooms C. Orellanus, P. Involutus, and A. Xanthodermus

Tkach V. V., Kushnir M. V., de Oliveira S. C., Ivanushko Y. G., Yagodynets P. I., Pochenchuk G. M., ...More

Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, vol.14, no.2, 2024 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.33263/briac142.039
  • Journal Name: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Keywords: Agaricus xanthodermus, conducting polymers, Cortinarius orellanus, electrochemical oscillations, electrochemical removal, electrochemical sensors, heavy metals, Paxillus involutus, poisonous mushrooms, stable steady-state
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


This work is a theoretical evaluation of heavy metal cations' electrochemical determination and removal from wastewater by means of their oxidation in the presence of a conducting polymer based on poisonous mushrooms. As their main toxins are phenolic, their possible electro(co)polymerization and the complex formation of the phenolic toxins in the polymer phase with the heavy metal cations are possible. The mathematical modeling of the system’s behavior confirms its efficiency for the electrochemical determination and removal of heavy metals from natural waters and wastewater. The procedure is foreseen to be realized in an economical and green manner.