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The potential of Zea mays, Commelina bengelensis, Helianthus annuus and Amaranthus hybridus for phytoremediation of waste water

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dc.contributor.author Oyaro Nathan, Kimenyu Phylis Njeri, Okong'o Eric Rang'ondi, Chacha Joseph Sarima
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-25T10:01:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-25T10:01:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3014
dc.description.abstract Waste-water from domestic use and from industrial effluent burden the water systems with high levels of heavy metal hence there is need to remove these heavy metals so that the waste water can be recycled for use for household or irrigation. The present study has screened Zea mays (maize), Commelina bengelensis (wondering jew), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) and Amaranthus hybridus (amaranthus) for their ability to bioaccumulate Pb, Cu, Cd and Zn metals. The results obtained show that the H. annuus and C. bengelensis plant have promising potential for removal of Pb, Cu and Cd from wastewater though their ability to remove Zn from contaminated solutions is not much different from that of Z. mays and A. hybridus. en_US
dc.publisher Instituto de Pesquisas Ambientais em Bacias Hidrográficas en_US
dc.subject AAS, lead, copper, zinc, cadmium. en_US
dc.title The potential of Zea mays, Commelina bengelensis, Helianthus annuus and Amaranthus hybridus for phytoremediation of waste water en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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