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Authors Farzi, A., S. M. Borghei and M. Vossoughi
Title The use of halophytic plants for salt phytoremediation in constructed wetlands
Source International Journal of Phytoremediation
Author Keywords phytoremediation constructed wetland salinity halophyte municipal waste-water aquaculture subsurface salinity removal
Abstract This research studied the use of constructed wetlands (CWs) to reduce water salinity. For this purpose, three halophytic species of the Chenopodiaceae family (Salicornia europaea, Salsola crassa, and Bienertia cycloptera) that are resistant to saline conditions were planted in the CWs, and experiments were conducted at three different salinity levels [electrical conductivity (EC)similar to 2, 6, 10 dS/m]. EC and concentrations of calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na), and chlorine (Cl) were measured before and after phytoremediation with a retention time of 1 week. The results suggested that these plants were able to grow well and complete their life cycles at all the salinity levels within this study. Moreover, these plants reduced the measured parameters to acceptable levels. Therefore, these plants can be considered good options for salt phytoremediation.
Author Address [Farzi, Abolfazl] Islamic Azad Univ, Sci & Res Branch, Dept Environm Engn, Tehran, Iran. [Borghei, Seyed Mehdi; Vossoughi, Manouchehr] Sharif Univ Technol, Dept Chem & Petr Engn, Tehran, Iran. Borghei, SM (reprint author), Sharif Univ Technol, Dept Chem & Petr Engn, Tehran, Iran. mborghei@sharif.edu
ResearcherID Number Borghei, Seyed/Z-5473-2019
ISSN 1522-6514
ISBN 1522-6514
29-Character Source Abbreviation Int. J. Phytoremediat.
Year Published 2017
Volume 19
Issue 7
Beginning Page 643-650
Ending Page 650
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1080/15226514.2016.1278423
Page Count 8
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000401237000006
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