Uptake of Cadmium and Zinc from synthetic effluent by water hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes)

Mohamad, Hafidzatul Husna and Abdul Latif, Puziah (2010) Uptake of Cadmium and Zinc from synthetic effluent by water hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes). Environment Asia, 3 (special issue). pp. 36-42. ISSN 1906-1714

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In this study was conducted on aquatic plant; water hyacinth (Eichchornia crassipes) which has been successfully utilized for the removal of cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) from aqueous solutions. The overall metal uptake by the plant was dependent upon the concentration of the metal and the duration of exposure. In general, the metal content in plants increased with the increase in metal concentrations in solution and the metal accumulation in roots was always significantly higher than that in shoots for both metals in water hyacinth. Water hyacinth treated with 4 mg/L of cadmium accumulated the highest concentration metal in shoots (148 μg/g) and roots (2006 μg/g) and water hyacinth treated with solution containing 40 mg/L zinc accumulated the highest zinc concentration in shoots (1899 μg/g) and roots (9646 μg/g).

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Water hyacinth; Metal uptake; Cadmium; Zinc and accumulation
Subject:Water hyacinth
Subject:Aquatic plants
Subject:Sewage - Purification - Biological treatment
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Environmental Studies
Publisher:Thai Society of Higher Eduction Institutes on Environment
ID Code:17530
Deposited By: Khairil Ridzuan Khahirullah
Deposited On:03 Jan 2012 06:55
Last Modified:29 Oct 2012 02:43

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