American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Phytomanagement of Heavy Metal Lead by Fodder Grass Lasiurus scindicus in Polluted Soil and Water of Dravyawati River

Parul Sharma and Sonali Pandey

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2017.167.171

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 2

Pages 167-171


Soil and water pollution with heavy metals is a worldwide issue and is still unresolved. Phytoremediation is a new and rising technology that applies plants for cleanup lightly contaminated soils and water. Lasiurus scindicus have been chosen in this work for decontaminating soil and water from heavy metal (lead). This plant was grown in contaminated soil and water over a 105 day pot trial period. Accruement of the heavy metal was studied after 45, 65, 85 and 105 days in leaves and roots by AAS. It was observed that high accumulation level of lead in root after 45 and 65 days. The results conclude that the Lasiurus scindicus has phytoremediation potentiality and could be used in restoring soil polluted with Lead.


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