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Hesam Kamyab – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • comprehensive review on phytotechnology heavy metals removal by diverse Aquatic Plants species from wastewater
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2016
    Co-Authors: Shahabaldin Rezania, Shazwin Mat Taib, Mohd Fadhil Md Din, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Hesam Kamyab


    Environmental pollution specifically water pollution is alarming both in the developed and developing countries. Heavy metal contamination of water resources is a critical issue which adversely affects humans, Plants and animals. Phytoremediation is a cost-effective remediation technology which able to treat heavy metal polluted sites. This environmental friendly method has been successfully implemented in constructed wetland (CWs) which is able to restore the Aquatic biosystem naturally. Nowadays, many Aquatic plant species are being investigated to determine their potential and effectiveness for phytoremediation application, especially high growth rate Plants i.e. macrophytes. Based on the findings, phytofiltration (rhizofiltration) is the sole method which defined as heavy metals removal from water by Aquatic Plants. Due to specific morphology and higher growth rate, free-floating Plants were more efficient to uptake heavy metals in comparison with submerged and emergent Plants. In this review, the potential of wide range of Aquatic plant species with main focus on four well known species (hyper-accumulators): Pistia stratiotes, Eicchornia spp., Lemna spp. and Salvinia spp. was investigated. Moreover, we discussed about the history, methods and future prospects in phytoremediation of heavy metals by Aquatic Plants comprehensively.

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Hui Feng – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • biomonitoring and ecological restoring heavy metal polluted water by Aquatic Plants
    Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences, 2013
    Co-Authors: Hui Feng


    Aquatic Plants have excellent ability in biomonitoring and ecological restoring heavy metal polluted water.Bryophytes are excellent biomonitors of heavy metal pollution,so they can be used to monitor and evaluate the heavy metal contamination level of the studied water.Moreover,four life forms of Aquatic Plants(including emergent,free-drifting,floating-leaved and submergent) all have certain accumulation capacity on heavy metals,so they are appropriate materials for ecological restoring of heavy metal polluted water.Using Aquatic Plants to treat heavy metal polluted water is a simple and low cost method,and won’t bring secondary pollution.This phytoremediation method can not only restore heavy metal pollution,but also prettify the environment and bring direct and indirect economic benefits.

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Philippe Eullaffroy – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • toxicity and removal of pesticides by selected Aquatic Plants
    Chemosphere, 2008
    Co-Authors: Rachel Olette, Philippe Eullaffroy, Michel Couderchet, Sylvie Biagianti


    Pesticides are being detected in water bodies on an increasingly frequent basis. The present study focused on the phytoremediation potential of selected Aquatic Plants to remove phytosanitary products from contaminated water. We investigated the uptake capacity of Lemna minor (L. minor), Elodea canadensis (E. canadensis) and Cabomba Aquatica (C. Aquatica) on three pesticides: copper sulphate (fungicide), flazasulfuron (herbicide) and dimethomorph (fungicide). Pesticide toxicity was evaluated by exposing Plants to five concentrations (0-1 mg L(-1)) in culture media for 7d using chlorophyll fluorescence as a biomarker. The toxicity of the contaminants was the same for all the Aquatic Plants studied and occurred in this descending order of toxicity: flazasulfuron>copper>dimethomorph. We found that L. minor had the most efficient uptake capacity, followed by E. canadensis and then C. Aquatica. The maximum removal rate (microg g(-1)fresh weight d(-1)) of copper, flazasulfuron and dimethomorph was 30, 27 and 11, respectively.

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