IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

ISSN PRINT 2319 1775 Online 2320-7876

Biosorption Behavior of Hydrilla Sp. and Chara sp. For Iron Removal from Aqueous Solutions in Godavari River, Nanded, Maharashtra, India

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Gautam D. Kelkar & Vyankatesh B. Yannawar


The absorption process is being widely used by various researchers for the removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions. In recent years, the use of various natural products has been widely investigated as an alternative to the currently expensive methods of water treatment. Phytoremediation refers to a set of technologies that use different plants as a containment technique. The results from field trials indicated that it is a cost-saving technique compared to conventional treatment. Aquatic plants can be used for the removal of heavy metals. These bios sorbent have been examined for their capacity to sequester iron from an aqueous solution with contact time. The experiments were carried out by laboratory-prepared samples on a spectrophotometer. The present investigation has helped to understand the phytoremediation capacity of Hydrilla sp. and Chara sp. to remove iron metal from an aqueous solution. The present investigation of batch studies was conducted and the uptake of iron from aqueous solutions by Hydrilla sp. and Chara sp. were investigated thoroughly. The daily iron uptakes were recorded, analyzed the results were compared with other aquatic plants. This study revealed that these aquatic plants Hydrilla sp. and Chara sp. can be successfully used for heavy metal removal in the Godavari River of Nanded city.

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