Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Phytoremediation prospective of Indian shot (Canna indica) in treating the sewage effluent through hybrid reed bed (HRB) technology
Author(s): K Suganya and S Paul Sebastian
Abstract: A lab scale hybrid reed bed (HRB) system was designed by combining horizontal flow (HF) and vertical flow (VF) beds and their pollutant removal efficiencies was assessed at the hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 3, 5, 7 days. Indian shot (Canna indica) was planted in both the VF and HF beds. The results of the lab scale hybrid reed bed system utilizing Canna indica, revealed that pollutant removal efficiency of the system was found to be 68 % Biological oxygen demand (BOD), 61.8 % Chemical oxygen demand (COD), 71.7 % Total dissolved solids (TDS), 73.3% Total suspended solids (TSS). The heavy metal (Chromium, Lead, and Nickel) uptake was found to be higher in the root portion of Canna indica compared to the stem and leaf portion.
Pages: 102-105 | 1647 Views 33 Downloads
How to cite this article:
K Suganya, S Paul Sebastian. Phytoremediation prospective of Indian shot (Canna indica) in treating the sewage effluent through hybrid reed bed (HRB) technology. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):102-105.