Effectiveness of phytoremediation to the removal of heavy metals using absorbents: wastewater treatment

  • M. G. Prathap
  • C. ZainUlIbad
  • S. Hemanth Ram
  • P. Vivek
  • M. Rajasekaran
  • J. S. Sudarsan
  • S. NithiyananthamEmail author
Short Communication


The main aim of this research is to conduct the main of sustainability and efficiency of the current trends of high costing in conserving the environment by plants such as shrub on surface soil with lesser expenses. The technique is contamination using technology of phytoremediation in real situation of containing by means of removing, relocating, and stabilizing. Phytoremediation technology has been receiving more attention largely, and the result from trials indicated a cost saving compared to existing treatment. In India, the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) is playing double role in which it seeks to save human from health issues and the environment damaged with waste such as hazardous, meanwhile encouraging the new type of technologies might be having efficient clean and green of sites. The pH, COD, and BOD values tested for each time. The domestic wastewater and soils samples were subjected to various analysis such as impact on soil, absorption analysis through atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), and digital spectrophotometer. The plant removal efficiency of heavy metals is absorbed by mustard more rather than Indian grass


AAS Indian grass Mustard Pollutants Soil Wastewater 



Atomic absorption spectroscopy


Atomic absorption standard


Trinitro toluene


Total petroleum hydrocarbon




Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons


Biological oxygen demand


Chemical oxygen demand



The authors wish to thank all who assisted in conducting this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Prathap
    • 1
  • C. ZainUlIbad
    • 1
  • S. Hemanth Ram
    • 1
  • P. Vivek
    • 1
  • M. Rajasekaran
    • 1
  • J. S. Sudarsan
    • 2
  • S. Nithiyanantham
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringSaveetha Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR)PuneIndia
  3. 3.Post Graduate and Research Department of PhysicsThiruvarurIndia

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