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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part B

Phytoremediation potential of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in tanks with high soil organic matter


Author(s): Reyes Alvin T and Santos Michael Kevin M

Abstract: This study was conducted in order to assess the potential of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) as phytoremediator in tanks provided with bottom soil high which is high in organic matter. Three water hyacinth surface covers were evaluated: T1 = 5%, T2 = 10% and T3 = 20%. Water hyacinth as phytoremediator had no effect in altering the temperature, alkalinity and phosphorus of the water in tanks. As high as 20% water hyacinth cover (T3) had no negative effect on the concentration of dissolved oxygen. The effect of water hyacinth as phytoremediator was more observed in reduced total dissolved solids (TDS), total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) and nitrite of water. As low as 5% water hyacinth cover (T1) could significantly reduce TDS and TAN. At least 20% water hyacinth cover (T3) could result to reduction of nitrite.

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How to cite this article:
Reyes Alvin T, Santos Michael Kevin M. Phytoremediation potential of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in tanks with high soil organic matter. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(6):107-109.
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