Mercury range finding phytotoxicity test against Eragrostis atrovirens

Huda Salem Alraw, Mushrifah Idris

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Abstract

An initial test is required to be carried out in phytoremediation in order to ascertain whether a plant is able to survive in media with varying concentrations of pollutants. The testisperformed to determine the highest concentration of pollutants that is damaging to the plant and stifles the growth of the plant. This study was conducted to monitor the ability of theEragrostis atrovirens to withstand mercury (Hg) contamination in sandhaving different concentrations of Hg (0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 mg/L). The experiment was carried out under greenhouse conditions for an observation interval of 4 weeks. Throughout the duration of the experiment, it was observed that 66.66% of the plants wiltedfrom exposure to a concentration of 6 mg/L of Hg, and 100% of the plants wilted at higher concentrations of 8 mg/L. The outcome of this study may be used as a basis for research aimedat investigating theabsorption and build-up of Hg using possible phytoremediation plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-680
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of ChemTech Research
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Eragrostis atrovirens
  • Mercury
  • Range-finding test
  • Spiked soil

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Mercury range finding phytotoxicity test against Eragrostis atrovirens. / Alraw, Huda Salem; Idris, Mushrifah.

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Alraw, Huda Salem ; Idris, Mushrifah. / Mercury range finding phytotoxicity test against Eragrostis atrovirens. In: International Journal of ChemTech Research. 2014 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 673-680.
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