Phytoremediation of Lead (Pb) using Cassia Tora (L) Plant

Authors(3) :-Hamza Badamsi, Abdullahi Khalil Suleiman, Tahir Musa Tahir

Phytoremediation has been proposed as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective method of de-contamination of soils polluted with heavy metal including lead (Pb) as an alternative to conventional remediation techniques. In this research, a greenhouse hydroponic experiments were carried out to study the Pb phytoremediation potential of cassia tora plants. Three week old seedlings transplanted in hydroponic solutions were treated with different doses of Pb in the concentration range of 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 mg/L supplied as Pb(NO3)2. After 15 day of culture, the plants were harvested, blotted to dryness and separated into roots and shoots. The root and shoot dry weights, Pb uptake, translocation and biococentration factors were determined. The results indicate that the uptake and TF increased significantly (P<0.05) with increasing Pb concentration. BCF and root/shoot dry weights were however decreased (P<0.05) with increased Pb dosage. The TF was less than one in all treatments indicating that cassia tora (L) was non-hyperaccumalator of Pb. However, BCF greater than one in all treatment is suggesting that cassia tora (L) could be used in phytoremediation of Pb contaminated environment at low level concentrations.

Authors and Affiliations

Hamza Badamsi
Department of Chemistry, Federal University Dutse, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria
Abdullahi Khalil Suleiman
Department of Chemistry, Federal University Dutse, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria
Tahir Musa Tahir
Department of Chemistry, Federal University Dutse, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria

Greenhouse, Hydroponic, Phytoremediation, Cassia tora (L), Pb

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 7 | September-October 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-10-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 105-109
Manuscript Number : IJSRST17377
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Hamza Badamsi, Abdullahi Khalil Suleiman, Tahir Musa Tahir, " Phytoremediation of Lead (Pb) using Cassia Tora (L) Plant", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 7, pp.105-109, September-October-2017.
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