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Assessment of the Phytoremediation Potential of Salvinia minima Baker Compared to Spirodela polyrrhiza in High-strength Organic Wastewater
Salvinia minima combines several advantages for being used in aquatic phytoremediation. The objectives of this work were to compare the growth kinetics and productivity of S. minima and SpirodelaExpand
Heavy metal removal in phytofiltration and phycoremediation: the need to differentiate between bioadsorption and bioaccumulation.
It is suggested that the BAF and the IAF can be used in phytofiltration wetlands and phycoremediation lagoons, where there is the need of specific information indicating the fate of the metal in order to gain information about possible removal mechanisms. Expand
Constructed wetland mesocosms for the treatment of diluted sugarcane molasses stillage from ethanol production using Pontederia sagittata.
Evaluating the performance of subsurface flow constructed wetlands CWs planted with Pontederia sagittata and operating at two hydraulic retention times (HRTs), it was concluded that this type of CWs is a feasible option for the treatment of diluted stillage. Expand
Assessment of the Hyperaccumulating Lead Capacity of Salvinia minima Using Bioadsorption and Intracellular Accumulation Factors
Salvinia minima has been reported as a cadmium and lead hyperaccumulator being the adsorption and intracellular accumulation the main uptake mechanisms. However, its physicochemical properties, theExpand
Surface adsorption, intracellular accumulation and compartmentalization of Pb(II) in batch-operated lagoons with Salvinia minima as affected by environmental conditions, EDTA and nutrients
It was concluded that the mechanisms of lead removal by S. minima, and the compartmentalization of this metal in the microcosm of batch-operated lagoons, are primarily a function of the presence of certain nutrients and chelants, with secondary dependence on environmental conditions. Expand
Long-term assessment at field scale of Floating Treatment Wetlands for improvement of water quality and provision of ecosystem services in a eutrophic urban pond.
Assessment of FTWs using a combination of Pontederia sagittata and Cyperus papyrus for the improvement of the water quality and provision of ecosystem services of a eutrophic urban pond found them to be a very beneficial low-cost technology. Expand
Aquatic phytoremediation: Novel insights in tropical and subtropical regions
An overview of the state of the art in phytofiltration of nutrients and heavy metals (HMs) from wastewaters using tropical and subtropical plants in constructed wetlands (CWs) and lagoons isExpand
Year-round phytofiltration lagoon assessment using Pistia stratiotes within a pilot-plant scale biorefinery.
It was concluded that the phytofiltration lagoon with P. stratiotes is very feasible within the biorefinery for providing biomass year-round and for treating the polluted water very effectively. Expand
Production of Volatile Fatty Acids during the Hydrolysis and Acidogenesis of Pistia stratiotes Using Ruminal Fluid
Aquatic plant biomass has been shown to have a great potential for biogas production. The use of ruminal fluid has been shown to improve the degradation of the lignocellulosic material with itsExpand
A novel two-phase bioprocess for the production of Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima LJGR1 at pilot plant scale during different seasons and for phycocyanin induction under controlled conditions.
A two-phase outdoor cultivation bioprocess for Arthrospira maxima LJGR1 combined with phycocyanin induction in concentrated cultures under controlled conditions was evaluated using a modified low-cost Zarrouk medium, with positive results under favorable growth conditions and under unfavorable growth conditions. Expand