Analysis of plant and soil from alum sludge farm of drinking water treatment plant

Ooi Chong Hoe, Siti Rozaimah Sheikh Abdullah, Noorhisham Tan Kofli, Mushrifah Idris

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Drinking water treatment plants which use alum as flocculants in their process have generated a large volume of alum sludge at the end of the treatment process. A study was conducted to analyze the concentration of alum and screen potential plant species in one alum sludge in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Cyperus haspart had shown the highest values of Bioaccumulation Absorption Coefficient (BAC) which was 0.37±0.12, but the translocation factor was only 0.13±0.03. M. micrantha H.B.K. showed the highest value of TF with 0.44±0.38. The age of sludge showed no significant difference (p>0.05) on the BAC value, except for Erechtites valerianifolia and there was no significant difference of TF value (p>0.05) for all plants. Hence, Cyperus haspart was a potential species to be used in the phytoremediation of alum sludge in future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-197
Number of pages14
JournalResearch Journal of Environmental Toxicology
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Bioaccumulation
Water treatment plants
Water Purification
Sewage
Potable water
Drinking Water
Farms
Soil
Soils
Cyperus
Environmental Biodegradation
Malaysia
aluminum sulfate

Keywords

  • Alum sludge
  • Drinking water treatment plant
  • Hyperaccumulator
  • Phytoremediation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Pollution
  • Toxicology

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Analysis of plant and soil from alum sludge farm of drinking water treatment plant. / Hoe, Ooi Chong; Sheikh Abdullah, Siti Rozaimah; Tan Kofli, Noorhisham; Idris, Mushrifah.

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