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Comparative Study on Phytoremediation of Synthetic and Industrial Effluent

Author Affiliations

  • 1 M.M University, Mullana, Ambala, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (ISC-2012), Pages 261-267, February,2 (2013)

Abstract

The effectiveness of Eichhornea Crassipes in removing metal ions was investigated. Results obtained indicate that plant was very effective in removing Cu+2 and Ni+ ions. After one week, the percentage removal efficiency of copper and Nickel in industrial effluent was 14.4% and 13.5% respectively, which increased to 73.5% for copper and 92.2% for Nickel. After five weeks, the plant was able to remove the metal successfully without any physical sign of being affected by it. Results showed that conductance, total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen and CO2 values have decreased after phytoremediation. Whereas relative growth was increased after phytoremediation. The value of total suspended solids in effluent, after first week was 1990mg/l and in last week it was reduced to 1940mg/l while pH of effluent was increased from 6.85- 7.01. Overall results indicate that Eichhornea Crassipes can be used for phytoremediation of industrial effluent.

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