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Jatropha curcas as a potential plant for bauxite phytoremediation

Rahim, F. A.A. and Tengku Abdul Hamid, Tengku Haziyamin and Zainuddin, Zarina (2019) Jatropha curcas as a potential plant for bauxite phytoremediation. In: "International Symposium on Bioremediation, Biomaterial, Revegetation, and Conservation 2018, IS BIOREV 2018", 27 - 28 September 2018, West Java Indonesia.

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Abandon bauxite mining sites can cause serious environmental problems, such as poor soil quality, air pollution, erosion and flood. Jatropha curcas could possibly be used to remediate barren bauxite mining sites. The objective of this study was to study the growth performance of J. curcas on top soil (control) and bauxite mined soil. Observation of the plant growth was recorded weekly, including days to rooting, number of roots per cutting, days to new bud opening, number of shoots per cutting, number of leaves per cutting, plant height and chlorophyll content. Data collected on the growth performance of J. curcas were analyzed using SPSS 11.5 for Windows Standard Version. Based on the results obtained, J. curcas could thrive and grow on bauxite mined soil as it has higher significantly difference in number of leaves and plant height after growing on bauxite mined soil. Therefore, J. curcas is suitable for phytoremediation, in order to solve the environmental problems that occur on the bauxite mined site

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4261/79659
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jatropha curcas; Potential plant; Bauxite phytoremediation
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr Tengku Haziyamin Tengku Abd Hamid
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2020 12:34
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2020 12:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79659

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