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Application of water hyacinth in phytoremediation of wastewater

Kasmuri, Norhafezah and Malik, S A A and Yaacob, Z and Miskon, Mohd Fuad and Ramli, N H and Zaini, N (2023) Application of water hyacinth in phytoremediation of wastewater. In: International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering 2022 (CENVIRON2022), 29th -30th August 2022, Penang, Malaysia.

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Wastewater is any water source that a human has used for domestic, agricultural, commercial, or industrial activity. Wastewater needs to be treated before being discharged into the environment to reduce contamination of water bodies. The wastewater treatment must follow the Environmental Quality (Sewage) Regulations, 2009. Rivers in Malaysia continue to suffer wastewater pollution from the inefficiency of treatment. Wastewater has been recognized as the significant cause of these issues. Many physical, chemical, and biological techniques have evolved for sewage treatment. It has been observed that biological procedures are advantageous, and one of these procedures that can be considered is phytoremediation. Thus, this study investigated the effectiveness of water hyacinths in treating wastewater, such as the effluent from the wastewater treatment plant, river, and pond in Pusat Asasi, UiTM Dengkil, Selangor, by phytoremediation. Different parameters of pH, suspended solids, phosphorus, ammonia- nitrogen, nitrite-nitrogen, nitrate-nitrogen, chemical oxygen demand and biological oxygen demand have been assessed. The research has been conducted with experimental works of 14 days. The laboratory works showed a significant reduction in most parameters after two weeks of phytoremediation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phytoremediation, water hyacinth, wastewater
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Dr Fuad Miskon
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2023 10:26
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 10:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103711

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