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Phytoremediation of Water Bodies

[ Vol. 4 , Issue. 1 ]


Emmanuel E. Etim and Idaresit E. Mbakara   Pages 18 - 24 ( 7 )


The utilization of terrestrial, aquatic and semiaquatic plants to remediate contaminated soil or water is known as phytoremediation. This innovation has developed as a more practical, noninvasive, and freely satisfactory approach to address the expulsion of ecological contaminants. Plants can be utilized to aggregate inorganic and natural contaminants, to metabolize natural contaminants, and to energize microbial load of natural contaminants in the root zone. This short review gives a knowledge into phytoremediation of water bodies. It goes ahead to talk about phytoremediation as a ecofriendly purifying device. The diverse phytoremediation systems, the procedures through which plants purify water bodies and the nature of plants reasonable for phytoremediation are also analyzed besides other things.


Contaminants, phytoremediation, plant, pollution, water bodies, metals.


Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Uyo, Uyo

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