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Vol.4(6), pp. 108-115 , October 2013
https://doi.org/10.5897/JSSEM11.009
ISSN: 2141-2391


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Uptake of Pb, Zn and Cu by roots and shoots of fast growing plants grown in contaminated soil in Vietnam



Nguyen Huu Thanh
  • Nguyen Huu Thanh
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Tran Thi Le Ha
  • Tran Thi Le Ha
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Cao Viet Ha
  • Cao Viet Ha
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Nguyen Duc Hung
  • Nguyen Duc Hung
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Phan Quoc Hung
  • Phan Quoc Hung
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812-8581, Japan
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Kazuhiko Egashira
  • Kazuhiko Egashira
  • Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
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 Accepted: 28 June 2013  Published: 24 October 2013

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The phytoremediation of soil contaminated with lead (Pb), zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) from industrial wastewater discharge in a farming village near Hanoi City was investigated. The first growing plant species tested were the Spanish needle, water primrose, common willow herb, and water spinach. Uptake by roots and shoots per unit land area for each species was calculated and compared. The uptake of the heavy metals per unit area was higher in shoots than in roots for each plant species and was affected by the higher biomass production of the shoots. For the roots, the uptake did not differ by species, but did differ by heavy metal. For the shoots, the uptake differed by both plant species and heavy metal with the common willow herb having higher Pb and Zn uptake compared to those of the other three species. For the common willow herb, the uptake of heavy metal was in order of Pb > Zn > Cu. The results indicate that common willow herb has a superior phytoremediation capacity among the plants tested, particularly for the uptake of Pb.

 

Key words: Plant biomass, farming village, industrial wastewater, phytoremediation.

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APA (2013). Uptake of Pb, Zn and Cu by roots and shoots of fast growing plants grown in contaminated soil in Vietnam. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management, 4(6), 108-115.
Chicago Nguyen Huu Thanh, Tran Thi Le Ha, Cao Viet Ha, Nguyen Duc Hung, Phan Quoc Hung, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Kazuhiko Egashira. "Uptake of Pb, Zn and Cu by roots and shoots of fast growing plants grown in contaminated soil in Vietnam." Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management 4, no. 6 (2013): 108-115.
MLA Nguyen Huu Thanh, et al. "Uptake of Pb, Zn and Cu by roots and shoots of fast growing plants grown in contaminated soil in Vietnam." Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management 4.6 (2013): 108-115.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/JSSEM11.009
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