Phytoremediation of contaminated ground water using Typha angustifolia

Israa Abdul Wahab Al-Baldawi, Siti Rozaimah Sheikh Abdullah, Fatihah Suja`, Nurina Anuar, Mushrifah Idris

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Abstract

A mesocosm scale constructed wetlands (CWs) (0.81 m2) with subsurface flow system was assessed for phytoremediation procedure effectiveness in treating volatile organic compound-rich ground water. The experimental setup consisted of 4 mesocosms in total, 3 planted with Typha angustifolia and 1 unplanted control (W1: sand; W2: (soil + sand + compost); W3: control contaminant and W4: plant control). CWs of different configurations were operated in a greenhouse at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysi to know which type of CWs is more efficient in the medium term basis. Chemical oxygen demand, TSS, turbidity, NH<inf>4</inf>-N, NO<inf>3</inf>-N, Redox potential measured throughout phytoremediation indicated that the process with Typha angustifolia was successful, as demonstrated by the significant decrease in the parameters measured. This effect was fundamentally due to the plant-micro-organisms interactions and the configuration of CWs which act as filtration bed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-624
Number of pages9
JournalWater Practice and Technology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

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chemical oxygen demand
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volatile organic compound
turbidity
pollutant
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Keywords

  • Ground water
  • Medium
  • Organic compound
  • Phytoremediation
  • Typha angustifolia

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  • Water Science and Technology

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Phytoremediation of contaminated ground water using Typha angustifolia. / Al-Baldawi, Israa Abdul Wahab; Sheikh Abdullah, Siti Rozaimah; Suja`, Fatihah; Anuar, Nurina; Idris, Mushrifah.

In: Water Practice and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.08.2015, p. 616-624.

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