Hydrology: Current Research

ISSN: 2157-7587

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Yeh TY

Kaohsiung 811
People’s Republic of China

  • Research Article
    Biostimulator and Biodegradable Chelator to Pytoextract not Very Toxic Cu and Zn
    Author(s): Yeh TYYeh TY

    Taiwan spent too much expenditure to remove not very toxic metals Cu and Zn. The biosorption mechanism of metal removal (copper, Cu and zinc, Zn) by four phytoremediation macrophytes biomasses including sunflower (Helianthus annuus), Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris), cattail (Typha latifolia), and reed (Phragmites communis) was investigated in this study. The primary objectives were exploring the potential of reusing these bio-wastes after harvesting from phytoremediation operations. Based on the surface area, zeta potential, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) investigations, Chinese cabbage biomass presented the highest metal adsorption property while both cattail and reed revealed a lower adsorption capability for both metals tested. The equilibrium adsorption rate between biomass and metal occurred very fast during the first 10 min. The metal.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000190

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