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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. 15, No. 2, 2011, pp. 371-374
Bioline Code: ja11064
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, pp. 371-374

 en Investigation of the influence of Ceratophyllum demersum check for this species in other resources to refine diluted compost latex


Water pollution has always been a major problem in the environment. Polluted water is harming for human health and need to clean water from pollution factors. One of the economic and rapid methods for elements removal is displacement metals by biosorption. The purpose of this study was refining diluted compost latex by Ceratophyllum demersum check for this species in other resources that was diluted 200 times with distilled water. Diluted compost latex (DCL) accompany with aquatic plant Ceratophyllum demersum was located in bottles which were 6 liter in four replication. The experimental performed at the open air of Khorasgan (Isfahan, Iran) University area for 18 days without aeration. Result of Chemical oxygen demand (COD) indicates that the COD was decreased from 728 mg/L to 189.5 mg/L. Also, this investigation was demonstrated that the amount of ammonium in diluted compost latex was decreased from 60 meq/L to 13.33 meq/L. The amount of nitrate in diluted compost latex has decreased from 90 meq/L to 26.66 meq/L, and the amount of Phosphorous was declined from 1.2 meq/L to 0.21 meq/L. EC of diluted compost latex was reduced from 1.02 ds/m to 0.74 ds/m. All of the consequences which were mentioned indicated that this aquatic plant (Ceratophyllum demersum) is one of the best natural ways to refine Polluted water.

Ceratophyllum demersum, compost latex, Water pollution, COD

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