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Bioaccumulation of Chromium by Aquatic Macrophytes Hydrilla sp. & Chara sp.

Shaikh Parveen R and Bhosle Arjun. B

The absorption process is being widely used by various researchers for the removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions. In the recent years the use of various natural products has been widely investigated as an alternative for the currently expensive methods of water treatment. Some of the natural products can be effectively used as a low cost absorbent. Heavy metals can be absorbed by living or non-living biomass. Phytoremediation uses plants to remove pollutants from the environment. About two aquatic species were examined as potential, phytoremoval agents for chromium in aqueous solutions. Aquatic plants can be used for the removal of heavy metals. For the present study batch studies were conducted and the uptake of chromium from aqueous solutions by Hydrilla sp. and Chara sp. were investigated thoroughly. The daily chromium uptakes was recorded, analyzed the results and were compared with other aquatic plants. The present study revealed that these aquatic plants Hydrilla sp. and Chara sp.can be successfully used for heavy metal removal.

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