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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2013, 1(6), 104-109
DOI: 10.12691/aees-1-6-1
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Phytoremediation of Latex Effluent by Constructed Wetland Technology

Dipu Sukumaran1, , Anju Anilkumar2 and Salom Gnana Thanga2

1Central Pollution Control Board Zonal Office- Kolkata, Southend Conclave India

2Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala, Kerala, India

Pub. Date: November 12, 2013

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Dipu Sukumaran, Anju Anilkumar and Salom Gnana Thanga. Phytoremediation of Latex Effluent by Constructed Wetland Technology. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2013; 1(6):104-109. doi: 10.12691/aees-1-6-1


The present study is an attempt to have a comparative assessment of the efficiency of aquatic weeds like Typha latifolia, Eichhornia crassipes, Pistia stratiotes to treat the effluents from latex factory, in constructed wetlands. Ammonification of field latex, acid coagulation of skim latex and various chemical treatments during the production process of various products were found to be responsible for the high concentration of pollutants in this factory effluent. Phytoremediation for fifteen days by constructed wetland technology reduced the chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand, pH, total solids of the effluent considerably.

phytoremediation natural rubber waste water chemical oxygen demand constructed wetland technology

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