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Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 509-520
DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2011.509.520
 
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The Invasive Aquatic Macrophyte, Water Hyacinth {Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solm-Laubach: Pontedericeae}: Problems and Prospects

P.E. Ndimele, C.A. Kumolu-Johnson and M.A. Anetekhai

Abstract:
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) which have been described as the most troublesome weed in the world have been linked to several problems like obstruction to water transportation, micro-habitat for disease vectors, obstruction to fishing and reduction in biodiversity. However, recent studies have also shown that this macrophyte can be used for the production of paper, biogas, fertilizer, fish feed and in the clean-up of polluted environment (phytoremediation). It becomes important to fully harness the potentials of this aquatic macrophyte, which could change its status from a weed to an income-generating plant.
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How to cite this article:

P.E. Ndimele, C.A. Kumolu-Johnson and M.A. Anetekhai, 2011. The Invasive Aquatic Macrophyte, Water Hyacinth {Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solm-Laubach: Pontedericeae}: Problems and Prospects. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 5: 509-520.

DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2011.509.520

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjes.2011.509.520

COMMENTS
09 February, 2012
Irretrievable Raisa:
hey, do you know the formula of water hyacinth juice? then please help me by giving me the information.
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