Phytofiltration of arsenic from drinking water using arsenic-hyperaccumulating ferns.

  title={Phytofiltration of arsenic from drinking water using arsenic-hyperaccumulating ferns.},
  author={Jianwei W. Huang and Charissa Y. Poynton and Leon V Kochian and Mark P. Elless},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={38 12},
Arsenic contamination of drinking water poses serious health risks to millions of people worldwide. Current technologies used to clean arsenic-contaminated water have significant drawbacks, such as high cost and generation of large volumes of toxic waste. In this study, we investigated the potential of using recently identified arsenic-hyperaccumulating ferns to remove arsenic from drinking water. Hydroponically cultivated, two arsenic-hyperaccumulating fern species (Pteris vittata and Pteris… CONTINUE READING
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