Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals from Water of Yamuna River by Tagetes patula, Bassica scoparia, Portulaca grandiflora

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Arpita Ghosh
Nikita Manchanda

Abstract

Heavy metal contamination is a worldwide problem, causing many serious diseases and the levels of contamination varied from place to place. Heavy metals like cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), zinc (Zn), chromium (Cr), and lead (Pb) etc. are very injurious even at low concentration and are present in Yamuna river water. Phytoremediation has great potential as an efficient cleanup technology for contaminated soils, groundwater, and wastewater. It is a cheap and very efficient technique for metal removal. A study had been carried out to detect the efficiency of phytoremediation technique for removal of heavy toxic metals from water of Yamuna river. This study also focused on the phytoremediation capacity of all of three selected plants: Tagetes patula, Bassica scoparia, and Portulaca grandiflora. Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in various parts of plants has also been checked.

Keywords:
Yamuna River, Tagetes patula, Bassica scoparia, Portulaca grandiflora, heavy metals, phytoremediation

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Ghosh, A., & Manchanda, N. (2019). Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals from Water of Yamuna River by Tagetes patula, Bassica scoparia, Portulaca grandiflora. Asian Plant Research Journal, 2(2), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.9734/aprj/2019/v2i230042
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