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International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation. 2015, 3(1), 10-14
DOI: 10.12691/ijebb-3-1-2
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Root Soil (R/S) Ratio in Plants used for Phytoremediation of Different Industrial Effluents

Dipu Sukumaran1, , Anju Anilkumar2 and Salom Gnana Thanga2

1Central Pollution Control Board, Southend Conclave, Kolkata, India

2Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Pub. Date: February 10, 2015

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Dipu Sukumaran, Anju Anilkumar and Salom Gnana Thanga. Root Soil (R/S) Ratio in Plants used for Phytoremediation of Different Industrial Effluents. International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation. 2015; 3(1):10-14. doi: 10.12691/ijebb-3-1-2


The study aims to find the variation of rhizhosphere microbes under various industrial effluents of organic and inorganic origin for phytoremediation. Four different types of effluents (dairy, chemical, rare earth, latex) and two types of plants (emergent, floating) were used. The root microbes were found highest in roots of emergent plants than the floating plants. The increase in biomass was highest in dairy effluent (organic) in emergent plants. The study provides a candidate species for the phytoremediation of different types of effluents.

rhizosphere emergent plants floating plants phytoremediation effluents

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