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POTENTIAL OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.) FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION OF NICKLE (Ni) AND LEAD (Pb) CONTAMINATED WATER

@article{Mukhtar2010POTENTIALOS,
  title={POTENTIAL OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.) FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION OF NICKLE (Ni) AND LEAD (Pb) CONTAMINATED WATER},
  author={Saima Mukhtar and Haq Nawaz Bhatti and Muhammad Khalid and M. Anwar-ul-Haq and Sher Muhammad Shahzad},
  journal={Pakistan Journal of Botany},
  year={2010},
  volume={42},
  pages={4017-4026}
}
Heavy metals are contaminants of much environmental apprehension, as they are hazardous to human being and other biota. Buildup of heavy metals in crop plants is of great concern due to the probability of food contamination through the soil-root interface. For this purpose, a hydroponic study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of sunflower plant to phytoremediate Pb and Ni contaminated water in the absence and presence of synthetic chelator. Results showed that application of Ni and Pb… Expand
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