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Phytoremediation as phytotechnology approach for wastewater treatment: an Islamic perspectives

Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni and Mat Ali, Qurratu Aini and Othman, Rashidi and Ramya, Razanah and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Syibrah Hanisah and Mohd Latiff, Nur Hanie (2022) Phytoremediation as phytotechnology approach for wastewater treatment: an Islamic perspectives. Jurnal Hadhari, 14 (1). pp. 81-100. ISSN 1985-6830 E-ISSN 2550-2271

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Wastewater contamination is one of the critical environmental issues that is becoming worse daily due to the development of human activities mainly produced from domestic, heavy metals, oil, agricultural, and industrial waste. From the Islamic perspective, Muslims play essential roles as khalifah on earth responsible for taking care of and preserving the balanced relationship between man and the environment. As such, phytotechnology, which applies plants and associated microorganisms-based technologies, has been emerging to examine the problems and provide sustainable solutions for this issue. In the 1980’s, the concept of phytoremediation was born when the ability of plant species to accumulate high amounts of heavy metals in their tissue and organs was proved. There are several advantages of using aquatic plants for the remediation process, such as being very cost-effective, eco-friendly and safe. Selecting suitable aquatic plant species helps safely remediate the wastewater contamination without producing any toxic substances. This article summarises recent facts on phytoremediation by using aquatic plants as the best approach to remediate wastewater contaminants. Furthermore, some sustainability principles have been highlighted in the Quran and Sunnah, which can guide stakeholders and serve as a basis for any institution to introduce better environmental conservation and management policies through Islamic perspectives, particularly in the practice of phytoremediation for wastewater management.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wastewater; phytoremediation; heavy metal; aquatic plants; Islamic views
Subjects: BPC Science and Technology in Islam
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
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: 04 Jul 2022 10:51
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2022 10:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98627

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