Accumulation of Cadmium and Copper from Aqueous Solutions Using Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

  title={Accumulation of Cadmium and Copper from Aqueous Solutions Using Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)},
  author={Virendra Kumar Mishra},
  • V. Mishra
  • Published in Ambio 9 March 2009
  • Environmental Science
The application of phytoremediation in treating heavy metals from waste water has gained much attention during the last 2 decades. The metal hyperaccumulating properties of many plants, especially aquatic macrophytes, support the use of a plant-based system for treatment of waste waters containing metals (1). Macrophytes such as Eichhornia, Lemna, Spirodella, Azolla, Phragmites, and Pistia have been used for the removal of heavy metals from waste waters (1–5). These macrophytes are perennial… 

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