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Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 543-551
DOI: 10.3923/jest.2011.543.551
 
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Determination of Heavy Metal Removal Efficiency of Chrysopogon zizanioides (Vetiver) using Textile Wastewater Contaminated Soil

S. Jayashree, J. Rathinamala and P. Lakshmanaperumalsamy

Abstract:
A pot culture study was conducted using textile wastewater contaminated soil which was amended with Vermicompost (VC) in various proportions for a period of two months. The plant used for the study was Chrysopogon zizanioides (Vetiver) to investigate the accumulation of heavy metals in their roots. Physico-chemical parameters like pH, EC, TKN, P, K, TOC and metals like Pb, Cd and Cu and microbial population of the textile wastewater contaminated soil were analyzed initially (0 day) and finally (60th day). The growth parameters of vetiver like root length, shoot length, fresh weight and dry weight were also recorded initially and finally. Based on the data C. zizanioides (Vetiver) tolerated and accumulated the greatest amount of heavy metals. C. zizanioides could uptake more lead than the other metals. The effect of vermicompost on the growth of C. zizanioides showed that the biomass was increased when the vermicompost concentration was increased. The microbial population like bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi was more in the rhizosphere soil than in non-rhizosphere soil.
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How to cite this article:

S. Jayashree, J. Rathinamala and P. Lakshmanaperumalsamy, 2011. Determination of Heavy Metal Removal Efficiency of Chrysopogon zizanioides (Vetiver) using Textile Wastewater Contaminated Soil. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 4: 543-551.

DOI: 10.3923/jest.2011.543.551

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jest.2011.543.551

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