Aquatic Plant Species and Removal of Contaminants

  • Bhupinder Dhir


The aquatic and wetland plant species possess exorbitant efficiency to remove various inorganic and organic contaminants including heavy metals, radionuclides, nutrients, explosives and hydrocarbons from wastewaters. The removal of contaminants varies from species to species and is also dependent upon concentration of the contaminant and duration of exposure. The present chapter highlights the variety of contaminants removed by aquatic plants and well-studied plant species are also emphasized (Fig. 2.1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhupinder Dhir
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  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of Delhi South CampusNew DelhiIndia

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