Preliminary test of mercury exposure on Paspalum vaginatum in phytoremediation process

Huda Salem Alrawiq, Mushrifah Idris

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In this study, the range of mercury (Hg) concentration in Paspalum vaginatum was determined using a preliminary toxicological test. The test was conducted in a greenhouse for 28 d to observe the level of Hg contamination that affected the test plants. One of the observations made was whitering of plants. This indicated that the plants have been affected by the dosage used. Pots containing 3 kg of sand contaminated with different Hg concentrations [0 (control), 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 mg/L] were used. Observation was made thrice a week. After 28 d of observation, the plant species grew and survived in pots with Hg concentrations of 0.5, 1, and 2 mg/L. The preliminary test showed that P. vaginatum can treat sand with contaminated Hg. The results of this study may serve as a basis for research that aims to study uptake and accumulation of Hg using potential phytoremediation plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-315
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of ChemTech Research
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Mercury
  • Paspalum vaginatum
  • Range-finding test
  • Spiked soil

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  • Chemistry(all)

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Preliminary test of mercury exposure on Paspalum vaginatum in phytoremediation process. / Alrawiq, Huda Salem; Idris, Mushrifah.

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