Heavy metal uptake, its effects on plant biochemistry of wetland (constructed) macrophytes and potential application of the used biomass
by S. Dipu; V. Salom Gnana Thanga
International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE), Vol. 6, No. 1, 2014

Abstract: Heavy metal pollution in soil and water is becoming a serious problem for agriculture and health. Many plant species have developed some physiological mechanisms that allow their survival in such environments. Here, comparative analysis on absorption of heavy metals and the biochemical changes in aquatic macrophytes like Typha sp. and Pistia sp. were done. The study reveals that the absorption of heavy metals was high in the emergent plant than the floating macrophytes. Different plant enzymes played an important role in withstanding adverse conditions due to the presence of heavy metals. The macrophytes used for the study were utilised for biogas production.

Online publication date: Fri, 30-May-2014

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com