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International Journal of Phytoremediation

Negisa Darajeh, Azni Idris, Hamid Reza Fard Masoumi, Abolfazl Nourani, Paul Truong, Shahabaldin Rezania
Artificial neural networks (ANN) have been widely used to solve the problems because of their reliable, robust, and salient characteristics in capturing the non-linear relationships between variables in complex systems. In this study ANN was applied for modeling of COD and BOD removal from Palm Oil Mill Secondary Effluent (POMSE) by Vetiver system. The independent variable including POMSE concentration, Vetiver slips density, and removal time has been considered as input parameters to optimize the network, while the removal percentage of COD and BOD were selected as output...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Xu Wang, Can Chen, Jianlong Wang
Cs accumulation characteristics by S. bicolor were investigated in hydroponic system (Cs level at 50∼1000 μmol/L) and in soil (Cs-spiked concentration was 100 and 400 mg/kg soil). Two varieties of S. bicolor Cowly and Nengsi 2# grown on pot soil during the entire growth period (100 days) did not show significant differences on the height, dry weight (DW) and Cs accumulation. S. bicolor showed the potential phytoextraction ability for Cs-contaminated soil with the bioaccumulation factor (BCF) and the translocation factor (TF) values usually higher than 1 in soil system and in hydroponic system...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Ying Teng, Shijiang Feng, Wenjie Ren, Lingjia Zhu, Wenting Ma, Peter Christie, Yongming Luo
A pot experiment was conducted to explore the phytoremediation of a diphenylarsinic acid (DPAA) spiked soil using Pteris vittata associated with exogenous Phyllobacterium myrsinacearum RC6b. Removal of DPAA from the soil, soil enzyme activities and the functional diversity of the soil microbial community were evaluated. DPAA concentrations in soil treated with the fern or the bacterium were 35-47% lower than that in the control and were lowest in soil treated with P. vittata and P. myrsinacearum together. The presence of the bacterium added in the soil significantly increased the plant growth and DPAA accumulation...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
L Sivarama Krishna, A Yuzir, G Yuvaraja, V Ashok Kumar
The feasibility for the removal of Acid blue25 (AB25) by Bengal gram fruit shell (BGFS), an agricultural by-product, has been investigated as an alternative for high-cost adsorbents. The effect of various experimental parameters such as dose, different dye concentration, solution pH and temperature on the removal of Acid blue25 (AB25) has been studied under the batch mode of operation. pH is a significant impact on the sorption of AB25 onto BGFS. The maximum removal of AB25 was achieved at a pH 2 (83.84%). The optimum dose of biosorbent was selected as 200 mg for the removal of AB25 onto BGFS...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
G Dąbrowska, K Hrynkiewicz, A Trejgell, C Baum
The test strains Bacteroidetes bacterium (Ba), Pseudomonas fluorescens (Pf) and Variovorax sp. (Va) were selected in advance for their in vitro capability for growth promotion of rapeseed in the presence of increased concentrations of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in the medium. In the pot experiment the strains were used for single Ba, Pf, Va or combined Ba+Pf, Ba+Va, Pf+Va, Ba+Pf+Va inoculation of B. napus growing in contaminated soil from alluvial deposits. The positive effect of bacterial strains on plant growth was observed in vitro, but was not confirmed in situ in the contaminated soil, where the tested strains inhibited biomass production, rather than stimulating it...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Dorine Bouquet, Armelle Braud, Thierry Lebeau
Urban garden soils are a potential repository of heavy metal pollution, resulting from either anthropogenic or geogenic origin. The efficiency of phytoextraction was compared on two garden soils with the same texture and topsoil Pb concentration (170 mg kg(-1)) but not the same origin: one geogenic, the other anthropogenic. Two varieties of Brassica juncea were tested with citric acid (25 mmol kg(-1)) or Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA, 2.5 mmol kg(-1)). Geogenic Pb was shown to be two times less available than anthropogenic Pb, with as a result the phytoextraction efficiency being reduced by 59%...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Zhugui Wen, Liang Shi, Yangze Tang, Zhenguo Shen, Yan Xia, Yahua Chen
We used Pisolithus tinctorius and Cenococcum geophilum to determine the copper (Cu) resistance of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi and their potential for improving phytoremediation of Cu-contaminated soil by Chinese red pine (Pinus tabulaeformis). The results showed that nutrient accumulation in C. geophilum mycelium was significantly lower under higher Cu concentrations in the soil, which was not observed in P. tinctorius. Meanwhile, P. tinctorius exhibited greater Cu tolerance than C. geophilum. Inoculation with ECM fungi significantly improved the growth of pine shoots planted in polluted soil in pot experiments (p < 0...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Hayden Wilson, David Mycock, Isabel M Weiersbye
Tamarix usneoides is a halophyte tree endemic to south-western Africa. This species is known to excrete a range of ions from specialised glandular structures on its leaves. To understand the mechanisms involved in the transport, sequestration and excretion of ions by the glands, a study was performed on salt gland distribution and ultrastructure. The glands are vesiculated trichomes, comprised of eight cells viz., two basal collecting cells and six excretory cells, partially bounded by a secondary cell wall which, could serve as an impermeable barrier, forcing excess ions to move from the apoplast of the surrounding tissue into the cytoplasm of the basal excretory cells...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Sidhanta Sekhar Bisoi, Swati S Mishra, Jijnasa Barik, Debabrata Panda
The aim of the present study was investigation the effects of fly ash and mining soil on growth and antioxidant protection of two cultivars of Indian wild rice (Oryza nivara and Oryza rufipogon) for possible phytoremediation and restoration of metal contaminated site. In this study, Indian wild rice showed significant changes in germination, growth and biochemical parameters after exposure to different ratio of fly ash and mining soil with garden soil. There was significant reduction of germination, fresh weight, dry weight, leaf chlorophyll content, leaf area, SPAD index, proteins, and activities of antioxidant enzymes in both cultivars of the wild rice grown in 100% fly ash and mining soil compared to the plants grown in 100% garden soil...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Tarek G Ammari, Marrwa Al-Atiyat, Eyad S Abu-Nameh, Ayoup Ghrair, Daasan Jaradat
Cadmium can enter water, soil and food chain in amounts harmful to human health by industrial wastes. The use of intact and NaOH-treated dried algal tissues (Hydrodictyon reticulatum); a major ecosystem bio-component, for Cd removal from aqueous solutions was characterized. Cadmium biosorption was found to be dependent on solution pH, bioadsorbent dose, the interaction between pH and dose, contact time, and initial Cd concentration. The experimental results indicated that the biosorption performance of alkaline-treated algal tissues was better than that of intact tissues...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Waheed Ullah Khan, Nasim Ahmad Yasin, Sajid Rashid Ahmad, Aamir Ali, Shakil Ahmed, Aqeel Ahmad
In our current study four nickel tolerant (Ni-tolerant) bacterial species viz: Bacillus thuringiensis 002, Bacillus fortis 162, Bacillus subtilis 174 and Bacillus farraginis 354 were screened by using Ni contaminated media. The screened microbes exhibited positive results for synthesis of indole acetic acid (IAA), siderophore production and phosphate solubilization. The effects of these screened microbes on Ni mobility in the soil, root elongation, plant biomass and Ni uptake in Althea rosea plants grown in Ni contaminated soil (200 mg Ni kg(-1)) were evaluated...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Tripti Mishra, N B Singh, Nandita Singh
Disposal of red mud (RM) poses serious environmental problems such as wind erosion, air and water pollution. To overcome these problems, effective restoration of the disposal land through naturally growing vegetation is a sustainable and economical approach. Present study involved estimation of frequency (F), density (D), abundance (Ab) and important value index (IVI) of natural flora on abandoned RM sites in order to assess their metal toxicity tolerance capacity. Based on visual observations and highest IVI, Sonchus asper and Sesbania punicea were identified as an effective ecological tool for the restoration of barren RM sites...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Uhram Song
To increase the remediation ability and life expectancy of a leachate channel in a sanitary landfill, the plants used for remediation were composted as a post-remediation management technique. Phragmites australis or Typha angustifolia used for phytoremediation in a landfill leachate channel was harvested and used as a co-composting material with sewage sludge. The macrophyte compost was applied to the slope of a landfill on which plants were introduced for revegetation and to plants grown in pots to test for acute effects of the compost...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Hristina Bodin, Håkan Asp, Malin Hultberg
Removal of cadmium (Cd) present at low levels (1 µg L(-1)) in water was investigated using three different microorganism treatments: the microalga Chlorella vulgaris, the fungus Aspergillus niger and for the first time biopellets composed of C. vulgaris and A. niger. After 5 days, all microorganism treatments resulted in significantly lower Cd concentrations compared with the control. Biopellets treatment resulted in significantly lower pH values than other microorganism treatments, indicating that the biopellets should be investigated further for their water treatment capacity, since pH is a factor affecting the fate of numerous pollutants in water...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Doongar R Chaudhary, Aditya P Rathore, Raghawendra Kumar, Bhavanath Jha
Microbial communities in intertidal coastal soils respond to a variety of environmental factors related to resources availability, habitat characteristics and vegetation. These intertidal soils of India are dominated with Salicornia brachiata, Aeluropus lagopoides and Suaeda maritima halophytes which play a significant role in carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling and improving micro-environment. However, the relative contribution of edaphic factors, halophytes, rhizosphere and bulk sediments on microbial community composition is poorly understood in the intertidal sediments...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Vinod Kumar, A K Chopra, Sachin Srivastava, Jogendra Singh, Roushan Kumar Thakur
The present study was carried out to probe the agronomic response of hybrid cultivar of okra (Hibiscus esculentus L. var. JK 7315) grown in secondary treated municipal wastewater irrigated soil with field investigations. The concentrations of the municipal wastewater viz., 10%, 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% along with the control (groundwater) were used for the irrigation of the H. esculentus. The study revealed that the concentrations of the municipal wastewater showed significant (P<0.05/P<0.01) effect on the soil parameters after wastewater fertigation in comparison to groundwater in both the seasons...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Jacek Antonkiewicz, Barbara Kołodziej, Elżbieta Jolanta Bielińska
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of the multiflora rose var. 'Jatar' (Rosa multiflora Thunb. ex Mur) and the Virginia fanpetals (Sida hermaphrodita Rusby) to phytoextract heavy metals from municipal sewage sludge. The 6-year field experiment involved four levels of fertilization with sewage sludge at doses of 0, 10, 20, 40, and 60 Mg DM sludge · ha(-1). The increasing doses of sewage sludge were found to increase significantly the yield of multiflora rose and Virginia fanpetals biomass. They also significantly elevated the content of heavy metals in these plants...
September 7, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Jing He, Lijin Lin, Qianqian Ma, Ming'an Liao, Xun Wang, Yunsong Lai, Dong Liang, Hui Xia, Yi Tang, Jin Wang, Li Wang
The effects of uniconazole (S-3307) appliation on the growth and cadmium (Cd) accumulation of accumulator plant Malachium aquaticum (L.) Fries. were studied through a pot experiment. The application of S-3307 increased the biomass and photosynthetic pigment content of M. aquaticum under Cd-contaminated soil, and also improved the SOD and POD activities in M. aquaticum. Applying S-3307 increased Cd content in shoots and decreased Cd content in roots of M. aquaticum, but the translocation factor (TF) of M. aquaticum increased with the increase of S-3307 concentration...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Sudhakar Srivastava, Manoj Shrivastava
The present study was aimed to analyze the effects of external Zn supply on arsenic (As) toxicity in Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle. The plants were exposed to arsenite (AsIII; 10 μM) with or without 50 and 100 μM Zn. The level of As accumulation (μg g(-1) dw) after 2 and 4 days was not significantly affected by Zn supply. The plants showed a significant stimulation of the thiol metabolism (non-protein thiols, cysteine, glutathione-S-transferase activity) upon As(III) exposure in the presence of Zn as compared to As(III) alone treatment...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Çiğdem Ay, Asiye Safa Özcan, Yunus Erdoğan, Adnan Özcan
The aim of the present study was to enhance the biosorption capacity of a waste biomass of Punica granatum L. peels (PGL) using various chemical modification agents. Among these agents, hexamethylenediamine (HMDA) indicated the best performance with regards the improvement of lead(II) ions removal from aqueous solution. The characterization of HMDA modified Punica granatum L. peels (HMDA-PGL) was achieved by using elemental analysis, FT-IR, thermogravimetric (TG) analysis and zeta potential measurement techniques...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Phytoremediation
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