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Potential of Aquatic Plant as Phytoremediator for Treatment of Petrochemical Wastewater in Gebeng Area, Kuantan

Abdul Syukor, Abd Razak and Zularisam, A. W. and Ideris, Zakaria and Mohd. Ismid, Mohd. Said and Suryati, Sulaiman and Hasmanie, Abdul Halim and Diana Laura, Thomas (2013) Potential of Aquatic Plant as Phytoremediator for Treatment of Petrochemical Wastewater in Gebeng Area, Kuantan. Advances in Environmental Biology, 7 (12). pp. 3808-3814. ISSN 1995-0756(Print); 1998-1066(Online)

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Abstract

Malaysia is a vast developing country that partly relies on its oil and gas sector industries for economic growth. However, rapid industrialization has resulted in production of massive amount of wastewater daily that may contain heavy metals and other contaminants. Phytoremediation is a promising technology and reliable method that uses plants to degrade, assimilate, metabolize, or detoxify contaminant. The objectives of this study are to identify the potential of aquatic plant and the percentage of contaminant removal in treating Petrochemical wastewater via phytoremediation. Three aquatic plants were use in this study; Eichhornia crasspies sp., Pistia statiotes sp. and Landoltai punctata sp. Sampling method was carried out once for every 3 days and continues for 7 weeks period. Overall, 12 parameters are used to measure the effectiveness of phytoremediation process which are; BOD, COD, DO, pH, Turbidity, Cadmium, Zinc, Iron, Cooper, Lead, Nitrate and Chromium. Analysis of data was performed by using 1-way ANOVA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Treatment; wastewater; phytoremediation; effluent; petrochemical
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 07:24
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 02:21
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/25798
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