Comparison Between Lactuca sativa L. and Lolium perenne: Phytoextraction Capacity of Ni, Fe, and Co from Galvanoplastic Industry

  • Aline HernándezEmail author
  • Natalia Loera
  • María Contreras
  • Luis Fischer
  • Diana Sánchez
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Heavy metals stay in the environment for large periods of time, which contribute to them being highly toxic and are associated to illness in human beings and biodiversity reduction. The present paper used Lactuca sativa L. and Lolium perenne to remove heavy metals from galvanoplastic waste polluted soil. Nickel, Cobalt, and Iron (adsorbents) from galvanoplastic waste were chosen as parameters in the biosorbents (roots, stem, and leaves). Particle size phytoextracted by L. sativa L. and L. perenne were analyzed using SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AA). It was determined that L. sativa L. has a greater absorption capacity, but a lower intrinsic velocity than L. perenne . The greatest survival time was presented by L. perenne .


Phytoextraction Lolium perenne Lactuca sativa Metals Galvanoplastic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aline Hernández
    • 1
    Email author
  • Natalia Loera
    • 1
  • María Contreras
    • 1
  • Luis Fischer
    • 1
  • Diana Sánchez
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad Anáhuac MéxicoHuixquilucanMexico

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