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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 11, No. 4, 2007, pp. 133-135
Bioline Code: ja07109
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2007, pp. 133-135

 en Role Of Macrophytes In Improving Water Quality Of An Aquatic Eco-system.
Dhote, Sangeeta


Macrophytes plays important role in balancing Lake Ecosystem. They have capacity to improve the water quality by absorbing nutrients, with their effective root system. At the same time death & decay of the macrophytes increases nutrient concentration, this leads to eutrophication. A rational setup between these two simultaneous activities is required to maintain the water quality of an aquatic ecosystem. The objective of the study is to evaluate the usefulness of different macrophytic species (Bio-filters) in reducing the nutrient content of the water i.e. to reduce the pollution level of water. The paper is the outcome of ex–situ experiments conducted on samples collected from Shahpura Lake, Bhopal. Two macrophyteic Species Eicchornia crassipes check for this species in other resources & Hydrilla verticillata check for this species in other resources were selected for ex-situ study. Both the plant species indicates that macrophytes are capable in improving water quality by reducing nutrient concentration.

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