Aquatic arsenic: Phytoremediation using floating macrophytes

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dc.contributor.author Rahman, Mohammad en_US
dc.contributor.author Hasegawa, Hiroshi en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:33:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010005007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rahman Mohammad and Hasegawa Hiroshi 2011, 'Aquatic arsenic: Phytoremediation using floating macrophytes', Pergamon, vol. 83, no. 5, pp. 633-646. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0045-6535 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18087
dc.description.abstract Phytoremediation, a plant based green technology, has received increasing attention after the discovery of hyperaccumulating plants which are able to accumulate, translocate, and concentrate high amount of certain toxic elements in their above-ground/harvestable parts. Phytoremediation includes several processes namely, phytoextraction, phytodegradation, rhizofiltration, phytostabilization and phytovolatilization. Both terrestrial and aquatic plants have been tested to remediate contaminated soils and waters, respectively. A number of aquatic plant species have been investigated for the remediation of toxic contaminants such as As, Zn, Cd, Cu, Pb, Cr, Hg, etc. Arsenic, one of the deadly toxic elements, is widely distributed in the aquatic systems as a result of mineral dissolution from volcanic or sedimentary rocks as well as from the dilution of geothermal waters. In addition, the agricultural and industrial effluent discharges are also considered for arsenic contamination in natural waters. Some aquatic plants have been reported to accumulate high level of arsenic from contaminated water. Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), duckweeds (Lemna gibba, Lemna minor, Spirodela polyrhiza), water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica), water ferns (Azolla caroliniana, Azolla filiculoides, and Azolla pinnata), water cabbage (Pistia stratiotes), hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) and watercress (Lepidium sativum) have been studied to investigate their arsenic uptake ability and mechanisms, and to evaluate their potential in phytoremediation technology. It has been suggested that the aquatic macrophytes would be potential for arsenic phytoremediation, and this paper reviews up to date knowledge on arsenic phytoremediation by common aquatic macrophytes. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Pergamon en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.02.045 en_US
dc.rights NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Chemosphere. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Chemosphere, 83 (2011) 633–646] DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.02.045”
dc.title Aquatic arsenic: Phytoremediation using floating macrophytes en_US
dc.parent Chemosphere en_US
dc.journal.volume 83 en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 633 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 646 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050200 en_US
dc.personcode 112851 en_US
dc.personcode 0000070288 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Arsenic; Phytoremediation; Aquatic macrophytes; Detoxification; Uptake mechanisms en_US


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