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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011, pp. 639-648
Bioline Code: st11059
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011, pp. 639-648

 en Phytoremediation of industrial wastewater potentiality by Typha domingensis
Hegazy, A. K.; Abdel-Ghani, N. T. & El-Chaghaby, A.

Abstract

Phytoremediation is increasingly receiving attention as a cost effective technique that uses plants to remediate contaminants from wastewater, soil and sediments. In this study, the ability of Typha domingensis to uptake heavy metals as well as its potential application for phytoremediation was assessed. Pollutant elements concentrations were measured in samples of wastewater, sediments and Typha domingensis collected from industrial wastewater ponds, El-Sadat city, Egypt. This study specifically focused on the capacity of Typha domingensis to absorb and accumulate aluminum, iron, zinc and lead. Results indicated thatTypha domingensis was capable of accumulating the heavy metal ions preferentially from wastewater than from sediments. The accumulation of metals in plant organs attained the highest values in roots, rhizomes and old leaves. Rhizofiltration was found to be the best mechanism to explain Typha domingensis phytoremediation capability.

Keywords
Aluminium; Bioconcentration factor; El-Sadat city; Iron; Lead; Rhizofiltration; Translocation factor; Zinc

 
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