Phytoremediation of flashlight manufacturing effluent through aquatic macrophytes

  title={Phytoremediation of flashlight manufacturing effluent through aquatic macrophytes},
  author={N. Sathiya Kumar and Sangeeta Anand and Sushil Kumar Bharti and D. Avinash Kumar},
Three aquatic macrophytes viz. Eichhornia crassipes, Pistia stratiotes and Lemna gibba were studied for their potential to remove heavy metals from Flashlight manufacturing industry effluent. Plants were exposed to 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0% (distilled water) concentration of effluent for 5 weeks. Results revealed that the macrophytes under study were highly efficient in the removal of Hg, Mn, Zn and Pb. Translocation factor expressed that metals were largely retained in the roots of Pistia… CONTINUE READING

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