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Response of Lemna Minor and salvinia natans as bio-sequester and removal agents toward Fe, Cu and Zn toxicities through in vivo model system

Ramya, Razanah and Othman, Rashidi and Mohd. Yaman, Maheran and Hj. Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim and Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni (2014) Response of Lemna Minor and salvinia natans as bio-sequester and removal agents toward Fe, Cu and Zn toxicities through in vivo model system. In: International Conference on Economics, Energy, Environment and Agricultural Sciences, 1-2 November 2014, Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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A lack of macrophytes in aquatic ecosystem may suggest a reduced population of wildlife whereas the absence of macrophytes may indicate problems in water quality. However an overabundance of macrophytes may due to excessive nutrients, organic or heavy metals interference. Aquatic macrophytes are well known as a good accumulator for heavy metals in phyto-technologies approach since the last decades. Therefore this study aimed to assess heavy metals sequestration rate of Lemna minor and Salvinia natans at three different concentrations ranging from low, medium and high (1 mglˉ¹, 2 mglˉ¹ and 5 mglˉ¹) of three types of heavy metal (Cu, Fe and Zn) at four different period of time (week 1 until week 4) through in vivo model system. The results established that there were significantdifferences between the sequestration rate of both species.S. natans ability and resistance over 3 types of heavy metal toxicity were much more higher and stable compared to L. minor and the capability of both species were varied and depending on the plant tolerance or resistance mechanism itself. Thus, the high correlation between metal removal in water and aquatic plant species indicates that those plants can effectively use for the removal of heavy metals from polluted or contaminated aquatic ecosystem of different concentrations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3842/40336 (ISBN: 978-969-9952-08-1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lemna minor, Salvinia natans, aquatic macrophytes, heavy metals,bio-sequester, model system
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 11:29
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2021 23:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40336

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